Perl 5 version 8.1 documentation
DirHandle - supply object methods for directory handles
method provide an alternative interface to the
opendir(), closedir(), readdir(), and rewinddir() functions.
The only objective benefit to using
is that it avoids
namespace pollution by creating globs to hold directory handles.
On Mac OS (Classic), the path separator is ':', not '/', and the current directory is denoted as ':', not '.'. You should be careful about specifying relative pathnames. While a full path always begins with a volume name, a relative pathname should always begin with a ':'. If specifying a volume name only, a trailing ':' is required.