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murtu_4u has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hi. I need to connect to a network shared drive and poll a directory for incoming files. I have the path of the drive as we would use it in IE \\machinename\abc\pqr\ I think i would need the absolute path on that machine right? How do i get that? Once i get that how do i connect and do this?