File::Spec::Win32 - methods for Win32 file specs
require File::Spec::Win32; # Done internally by File::Spec if needed
See File::Spec::Unix for a documentation of the methods provided there.
This package overrides the implementation of these methods, not the
Returns a string representation of the null device.
Returns a string representation of the first existing directory
from the following list:
The SYS:/temp is preferred in Novell NetWare and the C:\system\temp
for Symbian (the File::Spec::Win32 is used also for those plat-
Since Perl 5.8.0, if running under taint mode, and if the environ-
ment variables are tainted, they are not used.
Concatenate one or more directory names and a filename to form a
complete path ending with a filename
No physical check on the filesystem, but a logical cleanup of a
path. On UNIX eliminated successive slashes and successive "/.".
On Win32 makes
dir1\dir2\dir3\..\..\dir4 -> \dir\dir4 and even
dir1\dir2\dir3\...\dir4 -> \dir\dir4
($volume,$directories,$file) = File::Spec->splitpath( $path );
($volume,$directories,$file) = File::Spec->splitpath( $path, $no_file );
Splits a path into volume, directory, and filename portions.
Assumes that the last file is a path unless the path ends in '\\',
'\\.', '\\..' or $no_file is true. On Win32 this means that
$no_file true makes this return ( $volume, $path, '' ).
Separators accepted are \ and /.
Volumes can be drive letters or UNC sharenames (\\server\share).
The results can be passed to "catpath" to get back a path equiva-
lent to (usually identical to) the original path.
The opposite of catdir().
@dirs = File::Spec->splitdir( $directories );
$directories must be only the directory portion of the path on sys-
tems that have the concept of a volume or that have path syntax
that differentiates files from directories.
Unlike just splitting the directories on the separator, leading
empty and trailing directory entries can be returned, because these
are significant on some OSs. So,
File::Spec->splitdir( "/a/b/c" );
( '', 'a', 'b', '', 'c', '' )
Takes volume, directory and file portions and returns an entire
path. Under Unix, $volume is ignored, and this is just like cat-
file(). On other OSs, the $volume become significant.
Note For File::Spec::Win32 Maintainers
Novell NetWare inherits its File::Spec behaviour from
Copyright (c) 2004 by the Perl 5 Porters. All rights reserved.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the same terms as Perl itself.
See File::Spec and File::Spec::Unix. This package overrides the imple-
mentation of these methods, not the semantics.
perl v5.8.8 2006-06-14 File::Spec::Win32(3)
See also Net::DNS::Resolver::Win32(3)
See also Win32::DBIODBC(3)
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