Returns the next directory entry for a directory opened by
If used in list context, returns all the rest of the entries in the
directory. If there are no more entries, returns the undefined value in
scalar context and the empty list in list context.
As of Perl 5.12 you can use a bare
readdir in a
which will set
on every iteration.
To avoid confusing would-be users of your code who are running earlier versions of Perl with mysterious failures, put this sort of thing at the top of your file to signal that your code will work only on Perls of a recent vintage:
- use 5.012; # so readdir assigns to $_ in a lone while test