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Accessing files across a network

Accessing files across a network

Accessing files across a network

I need to access some files across a network on another machine.
Should it be possible to read them via a mapped drive, assuming permissions don't get in the way or am I barking up the wrong tree.
I have tried this simple solution but with no success and it is getting late in the day so will carry on tomorrow.


my ($bfile,$dir);

# U is the mapped drive letter

	opendir DIR, $dir or die;
	while ($bfile = readdir DIR) {
		print "$bfile<br>";


RE: Accessing files across a network

It would appear that I was over thinking it as the simple answer was to the UNC path instead of the mapped drive letter.
Simple really but only obvious after much searching


my ($bfile,$dir);
	opendir DIR, $dir or print "Cannot access $dir";
	while ($bfile = readdir DIR) {
		print "$bfile<br>";


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