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FAQ 5.37 Why doesn't glob("*.*") get all the files?

 
 
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5.37: Why doesn't glob("*.*") get all the files?

Because even on non-Unix ports, Perl's glob function follows standard
Unix globbing semantics. You'll need "glob("*")" to get all (non-hidden)
files. This makes glob() portable even to legacy systems. Your port may
include proprietary globbing functions as well. Check its documentation
for details.



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