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Store files directories in an array in Perl (glob)

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The glob operator can be used to get a list of files in a directory. For example, let's say you have a Linux system with the following files.



glob can be used to store each file in an array. The nice thing about glob is that it can easily handle the wildcard character.

my @files = glob("/usr/local/file*.txt");


Likewise, glob works if you have a Windows system. This makes glob quite appealing, as this would make your Perl scripts compatible across platforms.

my @files = glob("C:\users\john\Documents\file*.txt");


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