File::CheckTree(3)     Perl Programmers Reference Guide     File::CheckTree(3)

       validate - run many filetest checks on a tree

           use File::CheckTree;

           $num_warnings = validate( q{
               /vmunix                 -e || die
               /boot                   -e || die
               /bin                    cd
                   csh                 -ex
                   csh                 !-ug
                   sh                  -ex
                   sh                  !-ug
               /usr                    -d || warn "What happened to $file?\n"

       The validate() routine takes a single multiline string consisting of
       directives, each containing a filename plus a file test to try on it.
       (The file test may also be a "cd", causing subsequent relative file-
       names to be interpreted relative to that directory.)  After the file
       test you may put "|| die" to make it a fatal error if the file test
       fails.  The default is "|| warn".  The file test may optionally have a
       "!' prepended to test for the opposite condition.  If you do a cd and
       then list some relative filenames, you may want to indent them slightly
       for readability.  If you supply your own die() or warn() message, you
       can use $file to interpolate the filename.

       Filetests may be bunched:  "-rwx" tests for all of "-r", "-w", and
       "-x".  Only the first failed test of the bunch will produce a warning.

       The routine returns the number of warnings issued.

       File::CheckTree was derived from lib/ which was written by
       Larry Wall.  Revised by Paul Grassie <> in 2002.

       File::CheckTree used to not display fatal error messages.  It used to
       count only those warnings produced by a generic "|| warn" (and not
       those in which the user supplied the message).  In addition, the vali-
       date() routine would leave the user program in whatever directory was
       last entered through the use of "cd" directives.  These bugs were fixed
       during the development of perl 5.8.  The first fixed version of
       File::CheckTree was 4.2.

perl v5.8.6                       2001-09-21                File::CheckTree(3)