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Re: read directory

by TedPride (Priest)
on Jul 08, 2006 at 20:07 UTC ( #559953=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to read directory

It might be more efficient to call ls, if the number of files in the directory is large. You certainly don't want to call -M from inside a sort, as shmem suggests.

my @files = split /\n/, `ls -1t`; for (@files) { ... }
The -1 modifier forces output to one column, and -t sorts by last time modified.

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