Solved

win32 path problem

Posted on 2001-06-26
5
181 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-05
this works:
unlink glob("D:\\dir1\\dir2\\*");

now I try to use a net work drive with absolute path "\\home\dir$", so I do:
unlink glob("\\\home\\dir$\\dir1\\dir2\\*");
It doesn't work.

How should I do this?
Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:txholdem
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:marecs
ID: 6228751
unlink glob("\\\\home\\dir$\\dir1\\dir2\\*");
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:txholdem
ID: 6228788
tried that already. nope.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:txholdem
ID: 6228892
It looks like no way this is going to work with back slashes. The only way to make it work is
//home/dir\$/dir1/dir2/*
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
wkmatt42 earned 30 total points
ID: 6229278
The built-in glob function does not always work properly (at least not with network drives). Use the File::DosGlob instead. To override CORE::glob, type the following:

use File::DosGlob 'glob';

Now that glob works properly, unlink still won't. You can't delete each file individually using:

foreach (glob "\\\\home\\dir\$\\dir1\\dir2\\*")
{
    unlink;
}

There may be a way to delete all the files in the directory with one call, but I don't know how to do it. I suspect if you read up on the File package, you'd find a way. But unless you've got a huge number of files to delete, the above loop is pretty quick and ought to work.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:wkmatt42
ID: 6229297
Oops - I meant "You CAN delete each file ..."
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Many time we need to work with multiple files all together. If its windows system then we can use some GUI based editor to accomplish our task. But what if you are on putty or have only CLI(Command Line Interface) as an option to  edit your files. I…
A year or so back I was asked to have a play with MongoDB; within half an hour I had downloaded (http://www.mongodb.org/downloads),  installed and started the daemon, and had a console window open. After an hour or two of playing at the command …
Explain concepts important to validation of email addresses with regular expressions. Applies to most languages/tools that uses regular expressions. Consider email address RFCs: Look at HTML5 form input element (with type=email) regex pattern: T…

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question