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Re^2: remove files from the V volume on windows

by fnicholas (Initiate)
on Aug 22, 2012 at 00:44 UTC ( #988910=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: remove files from the V volume on windows
in thread remove files from the V volume on windows server 2008

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Re^3: remove files from the V volume on windows
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Aug 22, 2012 at 00:58 UTC

    So, basically the file you are trying to delete does not exist. Why do you think that is? (Hint: what do you see when you print $file within the loop?)

    Your problem is that readdir returns the names of the files; not their full paths, so what your code is trying to do is delete a filename read from a path on your V: drive, from your current directory.

    You need to combine the name returned from readdir, with the path you gave to opendir to get a full pathname.

    Something like this might work:

    ... foreach $file (readdir DH){ my $path = "$dir_to_process/$file"; unlink $path or warn "failed on $path: $!\n" if -M $path > 14; }

    And for future reference, investigate glob which makes doing this sort of thing much easier.

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