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Re: Can't remove directory-Permission denied ($^E)

by tye (Sage)
on Oct 22, 2012 at 16:57 UTC ( #1000384=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Can't remove directory-Permission denied

FYI, this is one of the cases where $^E is more informative than $! (on Windows). For this failure, it would report:

The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another + process

When writing Perl code that will only be run on Windows, I sometimes report $^E as well as or instead of reporting $!. Most of the time it doesn't matter. But there are a few cases where $^E more accurately points to the real source of the failure.

- tye        

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