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rmtree

so I'm trying to erase a subdirectory and its files with rmtree in a subroutine. After erasing it (if it exists) I recreate it. Following this, if the user of my program wants to erase it, I use rmtree once again to erase it again. For some reason when i have rmtree twice in that subroutine i get the following error:

Can't remove directory File exists in line 700

the first time I try to use rmtree I do it a few lines before, the second time I have rmtree it is in line 700.  Does somebody know how to debug this?! thanks! :)
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cucugirl
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Adam314Commented:
Are you passing the error variable?  If not, try using it.  If so, what is in it?


my @errors;
rmtree('/some/path/to/remove', error => \@errors);
die "Errors occurred:\n" . join("\n", @errors) . "\n" if @errors;

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cucugirlAuthor Commented:
iI did not know about that error variable... I'll use that from now on. I spent a few hours trying to figure it out and i had an open filehandle from that same directory i wanted to remove. works now, but i'll definitely use this snippet from now on! thanks!
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