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Re^2: get list of files matching part of file name

by doubledecker (Scribe)
on Jul 11, 2012 at 13:19 UTC ( #981113=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: get list of files matching part of file name
in thread get list of files matching part of file name

I used glob to list all the files in my current directory and using those list of files i'm trying to find out matching files in other directory


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Re^3: get list of files matching part of file name
by Athanasius (Monsignor) on Jul 11, 2012 at 13:29 UTC

    A couple of points:

    (1) In the foreach loop, $file contains a filename together with its path and extension. To extract just the name part, you need something like:

    (my $basename = fileparse($file)) =~ s/ \. .* $ //x;

    which uses the fileparse function from File::Basename to extract the filename, then removes the extension (if any).

    (2) print Dumper(@matches); will print each match on a separate line. You would probably be better off with something like this:

    printf "'%s' matches: %s\n", $basename, join(', ', @matches);

    HTH,

    Athanasius <°(((><contra mundum

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