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Files Question

Files Question

Files Question

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Hi,

I have a folder with 800 files, and I was wondering if there's a way I can copy the name of each file into a text file so I can work with the text file instead.  

Thanks

RE: Files Question

you can open directories just like you can open files.

$dirname = "/tmp";

opendir(DIR, $dirname);
@files = readdir(DIR);
closedir(DIR);

now @files has the contents of your directory. you may want to print it before you do anything with it, because i don't remember if the firest two elements are . and .. or not.

RE: Files Question

yeah it will capture . and ..  I usually do this to read a directory and put it in alphabetical order

while (defined ($file = readdir(DIR)))
{
       next if $file =~ /^\.\.?$/;    #I got this from the cookbook.
       push(@file, $file);
       @file = sort(@file);  
}

Just remember @file and $file are different change the name if you get confused.

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