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Re: Testing for readdir failure

by eye (Chaplain)
on Apr 21, 2013 at 04:37 UTC ( #1029705=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Testing for readdir failure

This seems to be a somewhat opaque area in the documentation.

Have you tried testing the return value of closedir? If it reports a failure, that is probably indicative of a failure in the readdir call. Of course, I don't have a good way of testing this, either.

Also, it is good practice to use a lexically scoped variable for the directory handle rather than a bare word.

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