Provided by: libfile-find-object-perl_0.3.2-1_all bug


       File::Find::Object - An object oriented File::Find replacement


       version v0.3.2


           use File::Find::Object;
           my $tree = File::Find::Object->new({}, @targets);

           while (my $r = $tree->next()) {
               print $r ."\n";


       File::Find::Object does the same job as File::Find but works like an object and with an
       iterator. As File::Find is not object oriented, one cannot perform multiple searches in
       the same application. The second problem of File::Find is its file processing: after
       starting its main loop, one cannot easily wait for another event and so get the next

       With File::Find::Object you can get the next file by calling the next() function, but
       setting a callback is still possible.


           my $ffo = File::Find::Object->new( { options }, @targets);

       Create a new File::Find::Object object. @targets is the list of directories or files which
       the object should explore.


           Boolean - returns the directory content before the directory itself.

           Boolean - doesn't continue on filesystems different than the parent.

           Boolean - follow symlinks when they point to a directory.

           You can safely set this option to true as File::Find::Object does not follow the link
           if it detects a loop.

           Function reference - should point to a function returning TRUE or FALSE. This function
           is called with the filename to filter, if the function return FALSE, the file is

           Function reference - should point to a function, which would be called each time a new
           file is returned. The function is called with the current filename as an argument.

       Returns the next file found by the File::Find::Object. It returns undef once the scan is

       Returns the current filename found by the File::Find::Object object, i.e: the last value
       returned by next().

       Like next() only returns the result as a convenient File::Find::Object::Result object.
       "$ff->next()" is equivalent to "$ff->next_obj()->path()".

       Like item() only returns the result as a convenient File::Find::Object::Result object.
       "$ff->item()" is equivalent to "$ff->item_obj()->path()".

       Sets the children to traverse to from the current node. Useful for pruning items to

       Accepts a single array reference.


           $ff->set_traverse_to([ grep { ! /\A\./ } @{ $ff->get_traverse_to }]);

       Prunes the current directory. Equivalent to $ff->set_traverse_to([]).

   [@children] = $ff->get_traverse_to()
       Retrieves the children that will be traversed to. Returns a single array reference.

       (Example under "set_traverse_to").

   [@files] = $ff->get_current_node_files_list()
       Gets all the files that appear in the current directory. This value remains constant for
       every node, even after traversal or calls to "set_traverse_to()" and is useful to use as
       the basis of the argument for "set_traverse_to()".

       Returns a single array reference.


       No bugs are known, but it doesn't mean there aren't any.


       There's an article about this module in the Perl Advent Calendar of 2006:

       File::Find is the core module for traversing files in perl, which has several limitations.

       File::Next, File::Find::Iterator, File::Walker and the unmaintained File::FTS are
       alternatives to this module.


       Copyright (C) 2005, 2006 by Olivier Thauvin

       This package is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the
       following terms:

       1. The GNU General Public License Version 2.0 -

       2. The Artistic License Version 2.0 -

       3. At your option - any later version of either or both of these licenses.


       Shlomi Fish <>


       This software is Copyright (c) 2000 by Olivier Thauvin and others.

       This is free software, licensed under:

         The Artistic License 2.0 (GPL Compatible)


       Please report any bugs or feature requests on the bugtracker website or by email to

       When submitting a bug or request, please include a test-file or a patch to an existing
       test-file that illustrates the bug or desired feature.


       You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

         perldoc File::Find::Object

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   Bugs / Feature Requests
       Please report any bugs or feature requests by email to "bug-file-find-object at", or through the web interface at
       <>. You will be
       automatically notified of any progress on the request by the system.

   Source Code
       The code is open to the world, and available for you to hack on. Please feel free to
       browse it and play with it, or whatever. If you want to contribute patches, please send me
       a diff or prod me to pull from your repository :)


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