NAME

File::Find::Rule::DirCompare - Find files by comparing with 2nd directory

VERSION

Version 0.01

SYNOPSIS

    use File::Find::Rule::DirCompare;

    my @only_in_searchdir = find( file => not_exists_in => $cmpdir, in => $searchdir );
    my @in_both_dirs = find( file => exists_in => $cmpdir, in => $searchdir );
    my @newer_in_cmpdir = find( file => newer_in => $cmpdir, in => $searchdir );
    my @older_in_cmpdir = find( file => older_in => $cmpdir, in => $searchdir );

    # or use OO interface
    my $Find;

    $Find = File::Find::Rule->file->not_exists_in( $cmpdir );
    my @ois = $Find->in( $searchdir );

    $Find = File::Find::Rule->file->exists_in( $cmpdir );
    my @ibd = $Find->in( $searchdir );

    $Find = File::Find::Rule->file->newer_in( $cmpdir );
    my @nic = $Find->in( $searchdir );

    $Find = File::Find::Rule->file->older_in( $cmpdir );
    my @oic = $Find->in( $searchdir );

    # sure it can be combined ...
    $Find = File::Find::Rule->file
                            ->any(
                                File::Find::Rule->new->not_exists_in( $cmpdir ),
                                File::Find::Rule->new->newer_in( $cmpdir ),
                              );
    my @newer_or_newly = $Find->in( $searchdir );

EXPORT

This module doesn't export any function. The provided functionality is called by File::Find::Rule according to the matching rules.

SUBROUTINES/METHODS

exists_in

Accept a list of directory names to be checked if found files exists in any of them or not. The directory names are interpreted relative to the current directory ("cwd" in Cwd), not relative to the directory specified in in. To ensure the right directory is chosen, specify an absolute path.

If the first argument is an array reference, the list in this array will be used.

not_exists_in

Accept a list of directory names to be checked if found files does not exists in any of them or not. The directory names are interpreted relative to the current directory ("cwd" in Cwd), not relative to the directory specified in in. To ensure the right directory is chosen, specify an absolute path.

If the first argument is an array reference, the list in this array will be used.

newer_in

Accept a list of directory names to be checked if found files exists in any of them and have a newer timestamp when it's last modified. The directory names are interpreted relative to the current directory ("cwd" in Cwd), not relative to the directory specified in in. To ensure the right directory is chosen, specify an absolute path.

If the first argument is an array reference, the list in this array will be used.

older_in

Accept a list of directory names to be checked if found files exists in any of them and have an older timestamp when it's last modified. The directory names are interpreted relative to the current directory ("cwd" in Cwd), not relative to the directory specified in in. To ensure the right directory is chosen, specify an absolute path.

If the first argument is an array reference, the list in this array will be used.

AUTHOR

Jens Rehsack, <rehsack at cpan.org>

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-file-find-rule-dircompare at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=File-Find-Rule-DirCompare. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.

SUPPORT

You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc File::Find::Rule::DirCompare

You can also look for information at:

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2010-2013 Jens Rehsack.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of either: the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; or the Artistic License.

See http://dev.perl.org/licenses/ for more information.