<latemp_subject "Files and Directories Handling in Perl" />
are also many UNIX-oriented file-system-builtins listed on <pdoc d="perlfunc"></pdoc> which may prove of utility.
<h2 id="modules">Modules </h2>
-Useful modules for files and directories handling are:
-<a href="http://perldoc.perl.org/File/Spec.html">File::Spec</a> - a core module
-to handle file and directory paths portably.
-<cpan_self_dist d="String-ShellQuote" />
-- quote strings for passing through the shell. Also see the list forms of
-<cpan_self_mod m="File::Path" /> - a core module to create or remove directory
-<cpan_self_mod m="File::Copy" /> - a core module to copy files.
-<cpan_self_dist d="IO-All" /> - an all-in-one
-IO package with a lot of syntactic sugar. Non-core.
-<h3 id="directory_traversal">Directory Traversal</h3>
-The built-in module for traversing a directory tree in Perl is
-<cpan_self_mod m="File::Find" />, but it has some severe limitations in interface
-and use. Some better alternatives are:
-<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/open-source/projects/File-Find-Object/">File-Find-Object</a> - an object-oriented replacement for File::Find that:
-1) can be instantiated 2) has an iterative interface 3) can be interrupted in
-the middle and 4) can return result objects instead of path names.
-<cpan_self_dist d="File-Next" /> - an alternative with an iterative interface,
-but incapable of being instantiated.
-<cpan_self_dist d="File-Find-Rule" />, which is still based on File::Find, and
-<cpan_self_dist d="File-Find-Object-Rule" /> provide a more convenient and
-succinct interface for finding what you want.