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NAME

FastGlob - A faster glob() implementation

VERSION

version 1.5

SYNOPSIS

        use FastGlob qw(glob);
        my @list = &glob('*.c');

DESCRIPTION

This module implements globbing in perl, rather than forking a csh. This is faster than the built-in glob() call, and more robust (on many platforms, csh chokes on echo * if too many files are in the directory.)

There are several module-local variables that can be set for alternate environments, they are listed below with their (UNIX-ish) defaults.

        $FastGlob::dirsep = '/';        # directory path separator
        $FastGlob::rootpat = '\A\Z';    # root directory prefix pattern
        $FastGlob::curdir = '.';        # name of current directory in dir
        $FastGlob::parentdir = '..';    # name of parent directory in dir
        $FastGlob::hidedotfiles = 1;    # hide filenames starting with .

So for MS-DOS for example, you could set these to:

        $FastGlob::dirsep = '\\';       # directory path separator
        $FastGlob::rootpat = '[A-Z]:';  # <Drive letter><colon> pattern
        $FastGlob::curdir = '.';        # name of current directory in dir
        $FastGlob::parentdir = '..';    # name of parent directory in dir
        $FastGlob::hidedotfiles = 0;    # hide filenames starting with .

And for MacOS to:

        $FastGlob::dirsep = ':';        # directory path separator
        $FastGlob::rootpat = '\A\Z';    # root directory prefix pattern
        $FastGlob::curdir = '.';        # name of current directory in dir
        $FastGlob::parentdir = '..';    # name of parent directory in dir
        $FastGlob::hidedotfiles = 0;    # hide filenames starting with .

INSTALLATION

Copy this module to the Perl 5 Library directory.

AUTHOR

Marc Mengel <mengel@fnal.gov>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 1999 by Marc Mengel.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.