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BUG: folders can contain things other than files and folders.
I'm pretty sure this is true even in Windows.
eg when I do dir C:\Users, I see <DIR>s, but also <SYMLINKD>s and <JUNCTION>s (Windows Vista)
See file test ops

So you might want to change lines 16-27 in your OP, as indicated by ##### in the following:
for my $file (@files) { print $file; if(-f $file) { print " is a file.\n"; } #else ##### elsif (-d _) ##### { print " is a dir.\n"; } else ##### { ##### print " is something else.\n"; ##### } ##### }

In reply to Re: read_dir issue by zork42
in thread read_dir issue by snowlight

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