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File::Spec::Win32(3)   Perl Programmers Reference Guide   File::Spec::Win32(3)



NAME
       File::Spec::Win32 - methods for Win32 file specs

SYNOPSIS
        require File::Spec::Win32; # Done internally by File::Spec if needed

DESCRIPTION
       See File::Spec::Unix for a documentation of the methods provided there. This package overrides the implementa-
       tion of these methods, not the semantics.

       devnull
           Returns a string representation of the null device.

       tmpdir
           Returns a string representation of the first existing directory from the following list:

               $ENV{TMPDIR}
               $ENV{TEMP}
               $ENV{TMP}
               SYS:/temp
               C:\system\temp
               C:/temp
               /tmp
               /

           The SYS:/temp is preferred in Novell NetWare and the C:\system\temp for Symbian (the File::Spec::Win32 is
           used also for those platforms).

           Since Perl 5.8.0, if running under taint mode, and if the environment variables are tainted, they are not
           used.

       catfile
           Concatenate one or more directory names and a filename to form a complete path ending with a filename

       canonpath
           No physical check on the filesystem, but a logical cleanup of a path. On UNIX eliminated successive slashes
           and successive "/.".  On Win32 makes

                   dir1\dir2\dir3\..\..\dir4 -> \dir\dir4 and even
                   dir1\dir2\dir3\...\dir4   -> \dir\dir4

       splitpath
               ($volume,$directories,$file) = File::Spec->splitpath( $path );
               ($volume,$directories,$file) = File::Spec->splitpath( $path, $no_file );

           Splits a path into volume, directory, and filename portions. Assumes that the last file is a path unless
           the path ends in '\\', '\\.', '\\..'  or $no_file is true.  On Win32 this means that $no_file true makes
           this return ( $volume, $path, '' ).

           Separators accepted are \ and /.

           Volumes can be drive letters or UNC sharenames (\\server\share).

           The results can be passed to "catpath" to get back a path equivalent to (usually identical to) the original
           path.

       splitdir
           The opposite of catdir().

               @dirs = File::Spec->splitdir( $directories );

           $directories must be only the directory portion of the path on systems that have the concept of a volume or
           that have path syntax that differentiates files from directories.

           Unlike just splitting the directories on the separator, leading empty and trailing directory entries can be
           returned, because these are significant on some OSs. So,

               File::Spec->splitdir( "/a/b/c" );

           Yields:

               ( '', 'a', 'b', '', 'c', '' )

       catpath
           Takes volume, directory and file portions and returns an entire path. Under Unix, $volume is ignored, and
           this is just like catfile(). On other OSs, the $volume become significant.

       Note For File::Spec::Win32 Maintainers

       Novell NetWare inherits its File::Spec behaviour from File::Spec::Win32.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (c) 2004 by the Perl 5 Porters.  All rights reserved.

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

SEE ALSO
       See File::Spec and File::Spec::Unix.  This package overrides the implementation of these methods, not the
       semantics.



perl v5.8.8                       2001-09-21              File::Spec::Win32(3)