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Re: netBEUI win32 CGI and other stuff

by Anonymous Monk
on May 26, 2000 at 11:45 UTC ( #14936=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to netBEUI win32 CGI and other stuff

Opps this should be readable
this is a bit cleaner.
open(FH, "//server/path/to/file") or die $!;
print while(<FH>);
close (FH);

for a bit of an explanation:
Perl sees the \ as a meta escape in " strings.
"\\server\path\to\file" becomes "serverpathtofile"
there are the solutions:

double slashes:
unix path symantics:
this works because perl understands both even on NT
' quoted string
this works because single quoted strings ignore meta chars.

Hope this helped.


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Re: Re: netBEUI win32 CGI and other stuff
by demerphq (Chancellor) on Mar 05, 2002 at 13:51 UTC

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