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Win32 Perl Programming: The Standard Extensions, Second Edition by Dave Roth

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Summary

Files can contain a wealth of information that we take for granted. Not only does the data contained within the file have significant value, so does the file itself. The file’s attributes tell much about the state of a file. In addition, file information, such as the original name of the file, can be of great interest to anyone (especially administrators).

The Win32 Perl extensions provide functions that empower administrators to manage files and directories by giving access to the attributes of both. In addition, with file systems that provide extended attributes, file and directory attributes are available to a Perl script as well.

File attributes are taken for granted by most users. Users generally don’t care whether a read-only bit ...

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