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File::Spec::Win32(3)   Perl Programmers Reference Guide	  File::Spec::Win32(3)

NAME
       File::Spec::Win32 - methods for Win32 file specs

SYNOPSIS
	require File::Spec::Win32; # Done internally by File::Spec if needed

DESCRIPTION
       See File::Spec::Unix for a documentation of the methods provided there.
       This package overrides the implementation of these methods, not the
       semantics.

       devnull
	   Returns a string representation of the null device.

       tmpdir
	   Returns a string representation of the first existing directory
	   from the following list:

	       $ENV{TMPDIR}
	       $ENV{TEMP}
	       $ENV{TMP}
	       SYS:/temp
	       C:\system\temp
	       C:/temp
	       /tmp
	       /

	   The SYS:/temp is preferred in Novell NetWare and the C:\system\temp
	   for Symbian (the File::Spec::Win32 is used also for those
	   platforms).

	   Since Perl 5.8.0, if running under taint mode, and if the
	   environment variables are tainted, they are not used.

       case_tolerant
	   MSWin32 case-tolerance depends on GetVolumeInformation() $ouFsFlags
	   == FS_CASE_SENSITIVE, indicating the case significance when
	   comparing file specifications.  Since XP FS_CASE_SENSITIVE is
	   effectively disabled for the NT subsubsystem.  See
	   http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2007-07/msg00891.html Default: 1

       file_name_is_absolute
	   As of right now, this returns 2 if the path is absolute with a
	   volume, 1 if it's absolute with no volume, 0 otherwise.

       catfile
	   Concatenate one or more directory names and a filename to form a
	   complete path ending with a filename

       canonpath
	   No physical check on the filesystem, but a logical cleanup of a
	   path. On UNIX eliminated successive slashes and successive "/.".
	   On Win32 makes

		   dir1\dir2\dir3\..\..\dir4 -> \dir\dir4 and even
		   dir1\dir2\dir3\...\dir4   -> \dir\dir4

       splitpath
	       ($volume,$directories,$file) = File::Spec->splitpath( $path );
	       ($volume,$directories,$file) = File::Spec->splitpath( $path, $no_file );

	   Splits a path into volume, directory, and filename portions.
	   Assumes that the last file is a path unless the path ends in '\\',
	   '\\.', '\\..'  or $no_file is true.	On Win32 this means that
	   $no_file true makes this return ( $volume, $path, '' ).

	   Separators accepted are \ and /.

	   Volumes can be drive letters or UNC sharenames (\\server\share).

	   The results can be passed to "catpath" to get back a path
	   equivalent to (usually identical to) the original path.

       splitdir
	   The opposite of catdir().

	       @dirs = File::Spec->splitdir( $directories );

	   $directories must be only the directory portion of the path on
	   systems that have the concept of a volume or that have path syntax
	   that differentiates files from directories.

	   Unlike just splitting the directories on the separator, leading
	   empty and trailing directory entries can be returned, because these
	   are significant on some OSs. So,

	       File::Spec->splitdir( "/a/b/c" );

	   Yields:

	       ( '', 'a', 'b', '', 'c', '' )

       catpath
	   Takes volume, directory and file portions and returns an entire
	   path. Under Unix, $volume is ignored, and this is just like
	   catfile(). On other OSs, the $volume become significant.

       Note For File::Spec::Win32 Maintainers

       Novell NetWare inherits its File::Spec behaviour from
       File::Spec::Win32.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (c) 2004,2007 by the Perl 5 Porters.  All rights reserved.

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the same terms as Perl itself.

SEE ALSO
       See File::Spec and File::Spec::Unix.  This package overrides the
       implementation of these methods, not the semantics.

perl v5.10.0			  2007-12-18		  File::Spec::Win32(3)
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