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Subtleties of files and directoriesby DeusVult (Scribe)
|on Mar 23, 2001 at 01:21 UTC||Need Help??|
DeusVult has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Is a directory a file? Do the file operators of perl treat them that way? For example,
My first question is with the first line. Will perl consider $dir to exist and do so for all platforms (that's the important part, otherwise I'd just test it, but I need access to the inner secrets here)?
Secondly, is it defined to check if a meaningless word is a directory? Will the last line cause no errors (again, on all platforms)?
And finally, on a related note, what happens if I write
and $name is the name of a file, not a directory?
Thanks in advance.
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