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Re^2: Traverse a directory

by Anonymous Monk
on Sep 05, 2012 at 14:34 UTC ( #991870=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Apart from forking to an external process being of questionable use, your code will fail if $dirname contains a space, or a file name contains a line break; also, you cannot iterate over the list until you get it in full (could take a few minutes).

Anyway, I'm saying that using modules is usually more robust and flexible and portable than shelling out to some command.

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