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Re^3: How to pass a folder name to Windows external commands?

by freonpsandoz (Beadle)
on Mar 08, 2022 at 11:41 UTC ( #11141913=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: How to pass a folder name to Windows external commands?
in thread How to pass a folder name to Windows external commands?

I'll try to generate a better example.

I'm using 'dir' in an attempt to glob a filespec and get Unicode filenames, which File::Glob::Windows doesn't seem to do. Will Path::Class do that? I'm using robocopy /l to get the total size of a folder, including subfolders. It's supposed to be a fast way to do that.

I tried using run3, but I don't understand its rules and haven't got it working yet. Is 'hex' a command in your example? Is there a reason that you used short pathnames? Thanks.

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Re^4: How to pass a folder name to Windows external commands?
by haukex (Archbishop) on Mar 08, 2022 at 18:37 UTC
    I'm using 'dir' in an attempt to glob a filespec and get Unicode filenames

    I see, that does make it a bit more complicated. I used Win32::LongPath in the following, plus Text::Glob since you mentioned globs, but of course using a regex directly would be easier.

    use warnings;
    use strict;
    use utf8;
    use Text::Glob 'glob_to_regex';
    use Win32::LongPath;
    use File::Spec::Functions qw/no_upwards catfile/;
    use IPC::Run3 'run3';
    use Data::Dump;
    
    my $glob = glob_to_regex('*Перл*');
    my $dir = "C:\\Temp\\testuni";
    
    my $dh = Win32::LongPath->new;
    $dh->opendirL($dir) or die "unable to open $dir: $^E";
    for my $file ( grep {/$glob/} no_upwards $dh->readdirL ) {
    	my $path = catfile($dir, $file);
    	my $sp = shortpathL($path);
    	run3 ['hex', $sp], undef, \my $out;
    	dd $path, $sp, $out;
    }
    $dh->closedirL;
    
    Is 'hex' a command in your example?

    I happened to have C:\Windows\hex.exe lying around, a simple hex dump tool from here.

    Is there a reason that you used short pathnames?

    In my first example, that's just how Path::Class returned them; in my example above I used them because it appeared to be easier to pass the pathname to the external command that way.

    I'm using robocopy /l to get the total size of a folder, including subfolders. It's supposed to be a fast way to do that.

    I tried running robocopy, and at least on my system the report it outputs doesn't mention file sizes anywhere. You might also want to look at e.g. the Perl version of du to see the algorithm used there.

    I tried using run3, but I don't understand its rules and haven't got it working yet.

    Again, it would be best if you can show an SSCCE.

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