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Re: platform independent system commands

by MZSanford (Curate)
on Mar 19, 2003 at 14:21 UTC ( #244340=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to platform independent system commands

DOS does have deltree, which will remove entrie directory trees, but i would suggest using Perl's builtin functions (unlink, mkdir), as someone (a cast of 1000's really) has worked toward poratbility already.
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[Discipulus]: ah ok, sounds reasonable; with no fear: Perl all life long
[ambrus]: Mind you, LaTeX is currently still useful for writing math paper or snippet content without styling in such a way that the
[ambrus]: formatting conventions of a journal or website can be quickly applied to it, and MS Office and LibreOffice has not quite solved this (although it's better for this than it used to be),
[ambrus]: which is sort of a drawback compared to the ages of typewritten manuscripts representing content only to which the typesetter applies formatting, but that process required much more manual labor.
[ambrus]: If you want to typeset a manuscript, you can still do much less work then in the manual typesetting ages and get good formatting.
[ambrus]: All with only cheap modern computers and software.
[ambrus]: Something you can have at home and your corner print shop, without a whole printing press's worth of equipment.

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