I have a script that will check the age of over 20,000 YML files that contain individual timestamps, and delete ones of old age, despite being fairly new to perl, I was able to create a timestamp comparision bit of code to check the age
# Current Time Value
my $CurrentTime = `perl -e 'print time, '`;
# 432000 Second in 5 days
my $OldTime = "$CurrentTime" - 432000;
This code works without issue, however I have spent a while looking for a solution to read the mass of thousands of files in the directory /home/gac3/plugins/Essentials/userdata with no luck. my queston to all you knowledgeable and wise experts, how do you assign those files within the directory (all of which are the same format) to be opened so the timestamp may be read ?