SPUG: File::Basename vs. File::Spec
bill at celestial.com
Tue Jan 20 12:54:08 PST 2009
On Tue, Jan 20, 2009, Christopher Howard wrote:
> Question: if I know my application is working with Unix filenames, which
> is better: File::Basename or File::Spec (or some other core module)?
> Basically, all I want to do is split a full path into directory portion
> and file portion, make an adjustment to the file portion, and then
> recombine them back into the full path.
If you are going to do this generally, I think you need both.
File::Basename to separate into the parts, and File::Spec to put
the results back together again.
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