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File Search and contents scan with Perl

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Last Modified: 2012-09-03
I have a list of file names in a text file and what I need to do is check whether the file exists in a directory and/or any of its sub-directories (the parent directory is remote if that makes a difference so I am using a path like '\\computer\share$\parent'. If the file exists I want to be able to read the file and look for certain string patterns using regular expressions. This has to be done in Perl but I am a complete novice!

This process will be running over a huge amount of files so needs to be quite efficient and close any unused resources if there are any... Any ideas?
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