Talk:Walk a directory/Non-recursively

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Some of these examples recurse and some do not. They should be different tasks.

Done. See Walk Directory Tree --Short Circuit 11:00, 28 January 2007 (EST)

This task is unclear. When I first read it I thought it meant "print the names of the files that match a pattern. Only later did I realize that the content of the files was meant. Sgeier 00:59, 31 January 2007 (EST)

Gah. It should read names; File I/O is outside the scope of this task. I'll fix the task description, but the programming examples will need review. --Short Circuit 09:50, 31 January 2007 (EST)
I don't know Ada or Haskell, the others now do the right (clarified) thing. Sgeier 01:50, 1 February 2007 (EST)


Using a glob is not the same as walking a directory. A number of the solutions are pointless.

Go ahead and update the task page with a more specific description; It was done once before with walking trees. (Also, sign your posts with - - ~ ~ ~ ~ (sans spaces.) --Short Circuit 19:58, 9 October 2007 (MDT)

What does "match a pattern" mean?

For example, if the pattern is "bar", do you want it to match a file named "foobarbaz"? Some examples on here do and some don't. Also, what kind of patterns are allowed? Some people use Perl regular expressions, where ".*" is used to represent "0 or more characters of any kind"; but some use the shell globbing syntax, which use "*" to do that. So what do we want here? --Spoon! 05:37, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

I should think that "pattern" would just mean "whatever is normal for the given language and OS." For example, what I did in BASIC on DOS (f = DIR$("*.*")) is different from what I'd do in a shell script on Linux. -- Eriksiers 16:00, 7 August 2009 (UTC)