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=title ls or dir in Perl 6 =timestamp 2012-01-01T01:02:05 =author szabgab =keywords ls, dir, glob =status show

=abstract start

People who come from the Unix command line world might wonder how to run the external ls command and how to capture its results, but there is no need for it in Perl 6. The built-in dir function will return everything in a given directory.

=abstract end

tutorial/shell/ls.pl6

use v6;

my @things = dir('.');
for @things -> $t {
	say $t.Str;
	say $t.w;
	say $t.r;
	say $t.f;  # file ?
	if $t.f {
		say $t.s;
	} else {
		say '--';
	}
}

dir will return the list of "things" in the given directory.


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