Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Problems? Is your data what you think it is?
 
PerlMonks  

Re^4: Find the last item in a series of files

by Marshall (Canon)
on Jun 22, 2017 at 22:13 UTC ( #1193326=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Find the last item in a series of files
in thread Find the last item in a series of files

Yes, File::Basename is a fine idea. But that won't get you out of providing a regex in this particular situation. The functions either take a list of strings like ".txt". ".doc". Or a regex in qr// form. Of course the enumerated suffix strings are the easiest way to use these functions. However, in this particular situation with varying numeric suffixes, ".001", etc., I would think a regex is needed even if using File::Basename.
  • Comment on Re^4: Find the last item in a series of files

Replies are listed 'Best First'.
Re^5: Find the last item in a series of files
by CountZero (Bishop) on Jun 24, 2017 at 08:16 UTC
    File::Basename::fileparse can take a regex as an argument to extract the suffixes, so using qr/\.\d{3}/ will pick up the varying suffixes allright.

    CountZero

    A program should be light and agile, its subroutines connected like a string of pearls. The spirit and intent of the program should be retained throughout. There should be neither too little or too much, neither needless loops nor useless variables, neither lack of structure nor overwhelming rigidity." - The Tao of Programming, 4.1 - Geoffrey James

    My blog: Imperial Deltronics

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Domain Nodelet?
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://1193326]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others surveying the Monastery: (4)
As of 2023-02-04 09:34 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?
    I prefer not to run the latest version of Perl because:







    Results (31 votes). Check out past polls.

    Notices?