Chapter 6. Perl as a (better) find command

6.1

Introducing hybrid find/perl programs

180

6.2

File testing capabilities of find vs. Perl

180

6.3

Finding files

184

6.4

Processing filename arguments

188

6.5

Using find | xargs vs. Perl alternatives

192

6.6

find as an argument pre-processor for Perl

197

6.7

A Unix-like, OS-portable find command

198

6.8

Summary

200

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