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Re: Usig file name without backslash escape

by Kenosis (Priest)
on Jun 28, 2012 at 02:31 UTC ( #978819=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Usig file name without backslash escape

Since you're not filtering the directory read, you may be getting more than just files in your @FILES array. Also, you can use the module File::Copy to actually do the file moving for you. Given this, consider the following (untested):

#!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; use File::Copy; my $newDir = '/home/iphone/Maildir/new'; my $curDir = '/home/iphone/MailDir/cur'; opendir my $dir, $newDir or die $!; my @FILES = grep { !/^\./ and -f "$newDir/$_" } readdir($dir); closedir $dir; move( "$newDir/$_", "$curDir/$_" ) for @FILES;

Of course, try it on a scratch directory with sample files before using it on your emails.

Hope this helps!

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Re^2: Usig file name without backslash escape
by rkrasowski (Sexton) on Jun 28, 2012 at 03:36 UTC
    Hmm , rename works with different file, if I create file with simple name like test1.txt I can move it with no trouble, so that function should works with on my system. I tried File::Copy with no luck, will try tomorrow, after I read some more about this. Thanks Robert

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