@Array = Dir "./cgi-bin/files"; ...?

Posted on 1998-06-05
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I Would Like An Example Of Script That Reads The Contents Of A Directory On My Server To An Array.
Question by:refr

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maholt earned 300 total points
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$ls = "/bin/ls"; #location of ls program with options, or dir command on DOS
$diretory = "/export/home/me";  #directory to get listing from

$tmp = `$ls $directory`; #note `` to execute command
@FILES = split(/\s+/,$tmp); #split on white space

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ID: 1207572
#or, more portably:
opendir(DIRHANDLE,$directory) or warn "can't opendir $directory because $!";
@FILES = readdir(DIRHANDLE);

@FILES = `$ls $directory`;
#may have been a more direct way to use the unix specific command

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ID: 1207573
Thank You Both For Your Promptness And Answers.
I Liked ozo's Answer a Smig Better Because Of The Simple "@FILES = `$ls $directory`;" But The Early Bird Gets The Worm I Guess.

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