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ls arg list too long

Posted on 2004-11-15
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Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Greetings experts,

This is not a homework assignment.  I have the following assignment in my script:
my @reportfiles = `/usr/bin/ls *.day | grep -v 00.day`;    

This yields sh: /usr/bin/ls: arg list too long

How do I correct this?

TIA for your help.
Question by:uluttrell
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gripe earned 1000 total points
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You have more '*.day' files in your directory than ls can cope with. You could try using perl's internal globbing to do this:

my @reportfiles = grep { !/00\.day$/ } <*.day>;

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ID: 12586884
Thank you gripe.

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