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How do I specify the drive/path when writing a file?

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Contributed by Anonymous Monk on Jul 25, 2000 at 21:31 UTC
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I have a script that creates a data file. I would like to be able to save it on their c drive if possible.....

..is that possible?

Answer: How do I specify the drive/path when writing a file?
contributed by Shendal

Just specify the drive/path when you're creating the data file. For example:

open(FILE,">c:/temp/file.txt") or die "Unable to open file.txt for wri +ting: $!"; print FILE "woohoo!\n"; close(FILE);
Hope that helps,
Shendal
Answer: How do I specify the drive/path when writing a file?
contributed by wardk

Not specifically relevent, but something that I needed to keep in mind...

In a Windows-centric network environment, you can utilize UNC drive mappings if running across the network. (you should use UNC's whenever possible, users can change drive letter mappings at will!)

I.E. If desiring to write to a network resource, try to avoid "drive letter" mappings like

x:\somedirecotryonaserver\subdir\filename <code> <p> and use: </p> <code> \\server\sharename\subdir\filename

In perl, be sure to escape all the slashes, and if your admins use the dollar sign$ for shares, be sure to escape that too!

ala

open FH, ">\\\\server\\sharename\$\\subdir\\filename" or die "cannot o +pen file: $!";

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