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DirHandle(3)           Perl Programmers Reference Guide           DirHandle(3)



NAME
       DirHandle - supply object methods for directory handles

SYNOPSIS
           use DirHandle;
           $d = new DirHandle ".";
           if (defined $d) {
               while (defined($_ = $d->read)) { something($_); }
               $d->rewind;
               while (defined($_ = $d->read)) { something_else($_); }
               undef $d;
           }

DESCRIPTION
       The "DirHandle" method provide an alternative interface to the opendir(), closedir(), readdir(), and rewind-
       dir() functions.

       The only objective benefit to using "DirHandle" is that it avoids namespace pollution by creating globs to hold
       directory handles.

NOTES
       ?   On Mac OS (Classic), the path separator is ':', not '/', and the current directory is denoted as ':', not
           '.'. You should be careful about specifying relative pathnames. While a full path always begins with a vol-
           ume name, a relative pathname should always begin with a ':'.  If specifying a volume name only, a trailing
           ':' is required.



perl v5.8.8                       2001-09-21                      DirHandle(3)