Provided by: libtest-filename-perl_0.03-1_all bug


       Test::Filename - Portable filename comparison


       version 0.03


         use Test::Filename tests => 2;

         filename_is  ( "some\path", "some/path", "should pass" );
         filename_isnt( "some\path", "some/path", "should fail" );


       Many cross-platform test failures -- particularly on Win32 -- are due to hard-coded file
       paths being used in comparison tests.

         my $file = get_file();     # returns "foo\bar.t";
         is( $file, "foo/bar.t" );  # fails on Win32

       This simple module provides some handy functions to convert all those path separators
       automatically so filename tests will just DWIM.

       The alternative is to write your own utility subroutine and use it everywhere or just keep
       on littering your test code with calls to File::Spec -- yuck!

         is( $file, File::Spec->canonpath("some/path"), "should pass" );

       Since this module is so simple, you might not think it worth including as a dependency.
       After all, it's not that hard to always remember to use File::Spec, Path::Tiny or some
       other file utility, right? But odds are that, at some point, you'll be so busy writing
       tests that you'll forget and hard-code a path in your haste to show what a clever
       programmer you are.

       So just use this module and stop worrying about it.  You'll be happier and so will anyone
       trying to install your modules on Win32.


       Just like Test::More, you have the option of providing a test plan as arguments when you
       use this module. The following functions are imported by default.

   filename_is =head2 filename_isnt
           filename_is  ( $got, $expected, $label );
           filename_isnt( $got, $expected, $label );

       These functions work just like "is()" and "isnt()" from Test::More, but the first two
       argument will be cleaned up and normalized to Unix-style paths using Path::Tiny.  This
       means that ".\foo.txt" will get normalized to "foo.txt" and so on.


       ·   perlport

       ·   File::Spec

       ·   Path::Tiny

       ·   Test::More


   Bugs / Feature Requests
       Please report any bugs or feature requests through the issue tracker at
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       any progress on your issue.

   Source Code
       This is open source software.  The code repository is available for public review and
       contribution under the terms of the license.


         git clone git://


       David A. Golden <>


       This software is Copyright (c) 2007 by David A. Golden.

       This is free software, licensed under:

         The Apache License, Version 2.0, January 2004