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delete remote files with wild card

Posted on 2004-09-24
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 $ftp->delete("*.old");

*.old: The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.
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ZiaTioN earned 25 total points
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You cannot really use wild cards so probably the easiest way to do this would be the following:

my @files = $ftp->ls();
for (@files) { $ftp->delete("$_") if (/\.old$/); }
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by:matgold
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ok I was hoping that I could.
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