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Re: (boo) Re: deleting a file

by chipmunk (Parson)
on Jun 08, 2001 at 23:47 UTC ( #87033=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to (boo) Re: deleting a file
in thread deleting a file

Heh, I did not post the original node in this thread. :)

The point of my exercise on comp.lang.perl.misc, as Andrew describes on, was to show that a newbie could ask a basic question about Perl ("How do I delete a file?") in a way that would generate helpful answers and not flames ("I found a function called delete in the documentation, but it doesn't seem to do what I want.").

As you can see, the Anonymous Monk here was not careful about how the question was asked. :) But note, even though the question got voted way down, it's a testament to the Monastery that the Anonymous Monk nonetheless received several helpful answers and no flames.

I'd completely forgotten about my pseudo-newbie posting to clpm until Andrew reminded me of it a few days ago. I think it occurred four or five years ago. Unfortunately, the archives at seem to go back only to spring of 1997.

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