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Re: parse file name

by ccn (Vicar)
on Sep 22, 2009 at 17:26 UTC ( #796771=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to parse file name

see File::Spec
use File::Spec; my ($volume, $directories, $file) = File::Spec->splitpath( $path ); my ($extension) = $file =~ /\.([^\.]+)$/;

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Re^2: parse file name
by moritz (Cardinal) on Sep 22, 2009 at 17:35 UTC
    Note that the notion of a "file extension" is a rather vague concept. For example in perl-5.10.1.tar.gz I would consider the .tar.gz to be the extension.

    So if you want to DWIM, you'd have to keep a list of known file extensions that contain a dot, and special case them.

      Or you could consider it to be a recursive definition, so that .gz is the extension of the perl-5.10.1.tar, and .tar is the extension of perl-5.10.1.

      6 of one, 1/2 dozen of another.


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