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


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 rewinddir()
       functions.

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

NOTES
       o   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.



























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