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Here is some code I wrote back in 2001 that takes advantage of the fact that we can push onto an array we are currently iterating over. So it's called an infinite stream eh, cute name. Anyway this happily recurses a directory (or any other) tree.

my $root = 'c:/somedir/'; my @dirs = ($root); my @files; for my $path (@dirs){ opendir ( DIR, $path ) or next; # skip dirs we can't read while (my $file = readdir DIR) { next if $file eq '.' or $file eq '..';# skip dot files next if -l $path.$file; # skip sym links if ( -d $path.$file ) { push @dirs, $path.$file.'/'; # add dir to list } else { push @files, $path.$file; # add file to list } } closedir DIR; }

In reply to Re^3: Eliminating Recursive Tree Walking by using MJD-style Infinite Streams? by Anonymous Monk
in thread Eliminating Recursive Tree Walking by using MJD-style Infinite Streams? by jryan

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