Unfortunately, Sys::Filesystem's "OS-neutral" status is more of a wish than a reality; reading the documentation shows that many of the modules are still either "not written yet" or "require additional work". There is an easier way, however - one that doesn't require any "heavy stuff".
Linux partitions already have a unique ID - and they're pretty easy to find. Better yet for your purposes, they're a unique identifier (to quote Wikipedia, "1 trillion UUIDs would have to be created every nanosecond for 10 billion years to exhaust the number of UUIDs.")
ben@Tyr:~$ ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2008-04-18 20:40 41d131d8-3128-4d41-8230-ca1
+bd3c0e8c5 -> ../../hda5
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2008-04-18 20:40 72aca3d8-6309-47ac-ad38-b71
+fb9cafddc -> ../../hda1
So, the easy way to do this would be to 1) plant an SSH authorized_key on every machine you have, 2) interrogate them with 'ssh user@host "ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid"', and 3) save the results for later reference. So there's your "over the network" bit, as well.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe. -- HG Wells
Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
Please read these before you post! —
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
- a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||