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Re^2: rename files with mtime

by grinder (Bishop)
on Feb 15, 2009 at 10:00 UTC ( #743928=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: rename files with mtime
in thread rename files with mtime

Speaking of idioms...

after which you can say
rename $file, $new_name;

The following idiom helps prevents renaming disasters:

rename $file, $new_name unless -e $new_name;

That is, don't rename a file if it would cause an existing file to be unlinked. It's easier to fix up the mess of a file that hasn't been renamed than one that no longer exists...

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