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Re^3: How to Get the Last Subdirectories

by rovf (Priest)
on Mar 12, 2010 at 09:04 UTC ( #828243=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: How to Get the Last Subdirectories
in thread How to Get the Last Subdirectories

You are basically interested in those directories in your tree which have no subdirectories; so the following algorithm should work:
  1. Initially create an empty hash %leaf_directories
  2. Whenever File::Find drops you into a directory $d, do the following:
    1. Remove the parent directory of $d from the hash, i.e. if $d contains the full path, do a delete $leaf_directories{dirname($d)}. Of course this will fail occasionally (because there is no corresponding entry), but we ignore this.
    2. Add $d to your hash, i.e. $leaf_directories{$d}=1
In the end, keys $leaf_directories should be the list of the directories without subdirectories.

Ronald Fischer <>

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