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Item5273: DOC_wv.pm: Remove rm -f

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DOC_wv.pm: I see some problems at the lines
    $cmd = "rm -f " . $tmp_file . "*";     `$cmd`; 
This will only work on Unix. On windows (without Cygwin) this will produce trouble.

-- TWiki:Main/MarkusHesse - 19 Jan 2008

Markus, could this line be replaced by TWiki::Store::RcsFile::_rmtree?

-- TWiki:Main.GuilhermeGarnier - 29 Jan 2008

Either you should use the official API (ie TWiki::Func) and in case it does not provide what you need, write some plain perl. Removing a file in perl should not be a big science. Using non API calls to the internals of TWiki very likely means that the plugin does not work in later versions of TWiki.

-- TWiki:Main.KennethLavrsen - 29 Jan 2008

I agree with you, but I didn't find a function on the API to make a recursive directory removal.

I just wrote the following function to solve this problem. I didn't test it inside the plugin, just separately, but I don't think we'll have problems.

sub rmdirr {
    my $dir = shift;
    local *DIR;

    opendir (DIR, $dir) || return 0;
    while (my $file = readdir(DIR)) {
        # Ignores . and ..
        next if ($file =~ /^\.{1,2}$/);

        $file = "$dir/$file";
        if (-d $file) {
        } elsif (-f $file) {
    closedir DIR;
    return 1;

-- TWiki:Main.GuilhermeGarnier - 01 Feb 2008

Summary DOC_wv.pm: Remove rm -f
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.MarkusHesse

SVN Range TWiki-4.3.0, Tue, 15 Jan 2008, build 16238
AppliesTo Extension
Component SearchEngineKinoSearchAddOn
Priority Enhancement
CurrentState Closed

Checkins TWikirev:16703
TargetRelease major

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Topic revision: r6 - 2008-04-20 - MarkusHesse
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