[Pdx-pm] tilde in paths

Thomas Keller kellert at ohsu.edu
Thu Nov 20 15:54:22 CST 2003

Forgive my laziness for not searching for the answer to this. But does 
someone off the top of their head know how to open a file with a tilde 
in the path?
Specifically, I want something like:
open FILE, '~/Documents/myfile' or die;
my @info = <FILE>;
to open myfile in the Documents dir in the users home directory.
I know the problem is passing it to the shell, but I don't know how to 
do that
Tom K.

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