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I definitely agree with 2teez that you should probably not hard code the directories and the number of such directories. Or, if you do nonetheless, do it in a way that is easy to change. For example, this loop:
while($count < 2) { print $count; $directory = 'C:\Test\Calls\Archive' if $count eq 0; $directory = 'C:\Test\Calls\History' if $count eq 1; @files = File::Find::Rule->file() ->name( "*.wma", "*.wmv" ) + ->in( $directory ); $count++; }
could possibly be rewritten as follows:
my $base_dir = 'C:\Test\Calls\'; my @directories = $base_dir . $_ . '\' for qw /History Archive/; my @files; for my $dir (@directories) { push @files, $_ for glob ($curr_dir . "*.wma"), glob ($curr_dir . + "*.wmv"); }
This might still not be not the best way to do it, but the advantage, at least, is that if you need to add another subdirectory, you only need to add it to the @directories array and don't need to change anything else. The last line in the code above is not very satisfactory, because the extensions are hard coded. So you could change it to nested loops:
my $base_dir = 'C:\Test\Calls\'; my @directories = $base_dir . $_ . '\' for qw /History Archive/; my @extensions = qw /wma wmv/; my @files; for my $dir (@directories) { for my $ext (@extensions) { push @files, $_ for glob ($curr_dir . $ext); } }
Now, if you need an additional extension, there is only one place where it needs to be modified. This is untested, as I do not have Perl under Windows available right now.

In reply to Re: Trouble with File::Find::Rule by Laurent_R
in thread Trouble with File::Find::Rule by sowais

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