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Re^2: Beginners guide to File::Find

by dwhite20899 (Pilgrim)
on Aug 07, 2005 at 00:50 UTC ( #481587=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Beginners guide to File::Find
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If I have a need to process all of the files in a directory tree, I use find2perl to generate a template. If you are familiar with the *ix find command, there are several options you can use to your advantage, but I usually stick to find2perl / -type f -print > . You can substitute any starting directory instead of / to suit, and the -type f will limit the code to files.

You should end up with this subroutine:

sub wanted { my ($dev,$ino,$mode,$nlink,$uid,$gid); (($dev,$ino,$mode,$nlink,$uid,$gid) = lstat($_)) && -f _ && print("$name\n"); }

I replace the print("$name\n") with my code that performs an action on every file.

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Re^3: Beginners guide to File::Find
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 07, 2011 at 19:57 UTC

    Does anyone know how to get the return value for find ? There is no documentation or any discussion on it

      According to the source, the find function does not have a (meaningful) return value.

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