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Angle_brackets don't work that way.

To get an array of filenames, see open, opendir Duh! Sorry, readdir, or any number of threads here (hint: Super Search with terms like "dir files" or similar).

Of course, you could make your list with

ls -la /dirpath/dir/ > file_of_names
    or
dir /a /dirpath/dir/ > file_of_names
But this is, after all, a perl forum.

Moving on, your regex would (if the script worked) catch files with names like pqr.cobol so you might consider this:

#!/usr/bin/perl use Modern::Perl; use Diagnostics; my (@file, $file, $filename); @file = <DATA>; for $file (@file) { if($file =~ /\.c$/i) { # match only filenames ending in ".c" or ". +C" $filename = $file; print "$filename\n"; } } __DATA__ bzz.c bzz.doc pqr.cobol xyd.foo 123.1c def.C foo.endswithC

For the record, though, your regex does achieve a good many proper exclusions

bzz.doc             \
123.1c               # not matched by your regex, ++
foo.endswithC /
Update: fixed brain-fart in para 1

In reply to Re: Loop Break by ww
in thread Loop Break by stallion

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