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by LazerRed (Pilgrim)
on Jun 04, 2004 at 18:06 UTC ( #361072=scratchpad: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Ok, I'm using File::Find to traverse a directory structure on a mixed mode filer loading a list of files into an array.

I have a file that I use to know if I'd seen a file before, I read this file into a hash with the keys being the full path and filename.

Then, before I grab the file, I check to see if it exists in %seen. I skip the files I've seen before.

This works great, until I hit a problem child. I've "seen" a particular file before, but the array element NEVER matches the %seen key for it.

At first, I thought it was because this particular file has %20 in the name, and I assumed that was breaking it. However, other files have similar names, and match correctly.

Is there something going on with the "stringification" of the filenames into the hash key that I'm missing? I've dumped hash key, and it should match... sigh. Anyone ever run into someting similar?

This is perl 5.005 on a sun4u box

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