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Re: Beginners guide to File::Find

by Anonymous Monk
on Mar 10, 2005 at 14:55 UTC ( #438273=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Beginners guide to File::Find

This looked promising but the examples don't work on win32. Or I'm probably doing something else wrong.

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Re^2: Beginners guide to File::Find
by dwhite20899 (Friar) on Aug 07, 2005 at 00:50 UTC
    If I have a need to process all of the files in a directory tree, I use find2perl to generate a template. If you are familiar with the *ix find command, there are several options you can use to your advantage, but I usually stick to find2perl / -type f -print > . You can substitute any starting directory instead of / to suit, and the -type f will limit the code to files.

    You should end up with this subroutine:

    sub wanted { my ($dev,$ino,$mode,$nlink,$uid,$gid); (($dev,$ino,$mode,$nlink,$uid,$gid) = lstat($_)) && -f _ && print("$name\n"); }

    I replace the print("$name\n") with my code that performs an action on every file.

      Does anyone know how to get the return value for find ? There is no documentation or any discussion on it

        According to the source, the find function does not have a (meaningful) return value.

Re^2: Beginners guide to File::Find
by sekitan (Sexton) on Mar 11, 2005 at 23:39 UTC
    Dear anonymous monk, I can assure you that these fine examples do work on Win32. Don't give up on File::Find, it makes life better.

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