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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.
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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.


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