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Weird, your code works for me:
$ mkdir dir1 dir2 dir3 $ touch dir2/foo $ perl -wE 'use Data::Dumper;print Dumper grep(glob("$_/f*"),("dir1", +"dir2", "dir3"))' $VAR1 = 'dir2';

Which is exactly what you seem to want.

Maybe your problem is actually elsewhere?

Update: I found a problem. If there's more than one match, the code skips every second dir. The reason is that glob in scalar context is stateful, and needs on extra cycle to reset. A possible fix is to evaluate the glob in list context, and check if the list has a least one element.


In reply to Re: Using grep and glob to find directories containing file by moritz
in thread Using grep and glob to find directories containing file by Anonymous Monk

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