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Re^3: get list of files matching part of file name

by Athanasius (Chancellor)
on Jul 11, 2012 at 13:29 UTC ( #981116=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: get list of files matching part of file name
in thread get list of files matching part of file name

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);


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