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You might be interested in my node To glob or not to glob for the caveats of glob.

What would be the easiest to accomplish "listing all files/subdirectories including dotfiles/dotsubdirs but without the . and .." and "listing all dotfiles/dotsubdirs only, without the . and .."?

If you mean core-only, then:

use File::Spec::Functions qw/ no_upwards catfile catdir /; opendir my $dh, $path or die "$path: $!"; my @files = map { -d catdir($path,$_) ? catdir($path,$_) : catfile($path,$_) } sort +no_upwards readdir $dh; closedir $dh;

Note: I think that on some OSes (VMS?), there's a difference between catfile and catdir, that would require you to use the -d test, but I believe the above should work fine on any other OS. (Or, you can omit the catfile entirely if bare filenames are ok.) <update> Confirmed the difference between catfile and catdir with File::Spec::VMS and File::Spec::Mac, so I updated the above example with the -d test accordingly. </update> <update2> I don't have a VMS or Classic Mac to test on, but I realized that my update had a bug in that I wasn't doing the -d test on the full filename. So I hope that this updated version would really be correct on those platforms. </update2>

If you need absolute pathnames, you probably want to add a $path = rel2abs($path); (also from File::Spec). Otherwise, if CPAN is fine, then I really like Path::Class, its children includes everything except the . and .. by default:

use Path::Class; my @files = dir($path)->children(); # - or - my @files = dir($path)->absolute->children();

In reply to Re: glob() and dot files (updated) by haukex
in thread glob() and dot files by perlancar

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