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Sorry that my post appeared to be unhelpful to you.

I try to be solidly on the side of "anti-elitism". I try not to use tricky Perl syntax when writing code for new folks. I try to explain how what I write works. In this case, I agree that I sounded too "high almighty". There are limitations in this textual format and sometimes what is heard is not what I intended.

However I have seen this misconception about a file "lives in a folder" versus "a file is just a set of bits and a pointer to those bits lives in the directory" so often that it provoked a reflex response. This misconception happens a lot even at the university level. This is not a minor point. It is the same idea like Perl reference counting.

Hard disk I/O isn't covered very well in school. I guess I got carried away.

In reply to Re^3: renaming a file and moving into another folder by Marshall
in thread renaming a file and moving into another folder by sravan008

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