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Re: getting picky with File::Find

by oiskuu (Hermit)
on Apr 09, 2014 at 06:02 UTC ( #1081604=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to getting picky with File::Find

And a unixy alternative:

$ find /home/tdawg/workspace/zoo/abc1* \ -name dead -prune -o -name baby -prune -o \ -name list.dat -type f -print0 | xargs -0 cat > gigantofile.dat

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erix .oO( that sounds Boyer-Mooreish )
[Corion]: erix: Yes, but that's mostly for skipping characters you'll never read, but this approach skips the problem of needing to load more data while looking at a half-match
[Corion]: I mostly wonder how I can add this "reversal" to my toolchest, and if it's worth it or just clever
[choroba]: It should greatly simplify the parsing code, no flags or additional reading of the next buffer needed
[Corion]: choroba: Yeah, that's why I like that approach; it seems even quite obvious in retrospect to me, but many things are in hindsight ;)

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