# class IO::Path::Win32

## method perl

Defined as:

Returns a string that, when given passed through EVAL gives the original invocant back.

## (IO::Path) method dirname

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Returns the directory name portion of the path object. That is, it returns the path excluding the volume and the base name.

## (IO::Path) method volume

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Returns the volume portion of the path object. On Unix system, this is always the empty string.

## (IO::Path) method parts

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Returns a Map with the keys volume, dirname, basename whose values are the same as available via methods .volume, .dirname, and .basename respectively.

## (IO::Path) method perl

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Returns a string that, when given passed through EVAL gives the original invocant back.

## (IO::Path) method succ

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Returns a new IO::Path constructed from the invocant, with .basename changed by calling Str.succ on it.

## (IO::Path) method open

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Opens the path as a file; the named options control the mode, and are the same as the open function accepts.

## (IO::Path) method pred

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Returns a new IO::Path constructed from the invocant, with .basename changed by calling Str.pred on it.

## (IO::Path) method watch

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Equivalent to calling IO::Notification.watch-path with the invocant as the argument.

## (IO::Path) method is-absolute

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Returns True if the path is an absolute path, and False otherwise.

Note that on Windows a path that starts with a slash or backslash is still considered absolute even if no volume was given, as it is absolute for that particular volume:

## (IO::Path) method is-relative

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Returns True if the path is a relative path, and False otherwise. Windows caveats for .is-absolute apply.

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## (IO::Path) method spurt

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Opens the file path for writing, and writes all of the $data into it. Will fail if it cannot succeed for any reason. The $data can be any Cool type or any Blob type. Arguments are as follows:

• :$enc — character encoding of the data. Takes same values as :$enc in IO::Handle.open. Defaults to utf8. Ignored if $data is a Blob. • :$append — open the file in append mode, preserving existing contents, and appending data to the end of the file.

## (IO::Path) sub mkdir

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Creates a new directory, including its parent directories, as needed (similar to *nix utility mkdir with -p option). That is, mkdir "foo/bar/ber/meow" will create foo, foo/bar, and foo/bar/ber directories as well if they do not exist.

Returns the IO::Path object pointing to the newly created directory on success; fails with X::IO::Mkdir if directory cannot be created.

See also mode for explanation and valid values for $mode. ## (IO::Path) routine rmdir Defined as: Remove the invocant, or in sub form, all of the provided directories in the given list, which can contain any Cool object. Only works on empty directories. Method form returns True on success and throws an exception of type X::IO::Rmdir if the directory cannot be removed (e.g. the directory is not empty, or the path is not a directory). Subroutine form returns a list of directories that were successfully deleted. To delete non-empty directory, see rmtree in File::Directory::Tree module. ## (IO::Path) method chmod Defined as: Changes the POSIX permissions of a file or directory to $mode. Returns True on success; on failure, fails with X::IO::Chmod.

The mode is expected as an integer following the standard numeric notation, and is best written as an octal number:

Make sure you don't accidentally pass the intended octal digits as a decimal number (or string containing a decimal number):

## (IO::Path) routine rename

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Renames a file or directory. Returns True on success; fails with X::IO::Rename if :$createonly is True and the $to path already exists or if the operation failed for some other reason.

Note: some renames will always fail, such as when the new name is on a different storage device. See also: move.

## (IO::Path) routine copy

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Copies a file. Returns True on success; fails with X::IO::Copy if :$createonly is True and the $to path already exists or if the operation failed for some other reason, such as when $to and $from are the same file.

## (IO::Path) routine move

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Copies a file and then removes the original. If removal fails, it's possible to end up with two copies of the file. Returns True on success; fails with X::IO::Move if :$createonly is True and the $to path already exists or if the operation failed for some other reason, such as when $to and $from are the same file.

To avoid copying, you can use rename, if the files are on the same storage device. It also works with directories, while move does not.

## (IO::Path) method Numeric

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Coerces .basename to Numeric. Fails with X::Str::Numeric if base name is not numerical.

## (IO::Path) method Int

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Coerces .basename to Int. Fails with X::Str::Numeric if base name is not numerical.

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Create a new symbolic link $link to existing $target. Returns True on success; fails with X::IO::Symlink if the symbolic link could not be created. If $target does not exist, creates a dangling symbolic link. To create a hard link, see link. Note: on Windows, creation of symbolic links may require escalated privileges. Defined as: Create a new hard link $link to existing $target. Returns True on success; fails with X::IO::Link if the hard link could not be created. To create a symbolic link, see symlink. Defined as: Delete all specified ordinary files, links, or symbolic links. See rmdir to delete directories. The subroutine form returns the names of the files that were successfully deleted. The method form returns True on success, or fails with X::IO::Unlink if the operation could not be completed. ## (IO::Path) method IO Defined as: Returns the invocant. ## (IO::Path) method SPEC Defined as: Returns the IO::Spec object that was (implicitly) specified at object creation time. ## (IO::Path) method modified Returns an Instant object indicating when the file was last modified. ## (IO::Path) method accessed Return an Instant object representing the timestamp when the file was last accessed. Note: depending on how the filesystem was mounted, the last accessed time may not update on each access to the file, but only on the first access after modifications. ## (IO::Path) method changed Returns an Instant object indicating the file or directory was last changed. ## (IO::Path) method mode Return an IntStr object representing the POSIX permissions of a file. The Str part of the result is the octal representation of the file permission, like the form accepted by the chmod(1) utility. The result of this can be used in the other methods that take a mode as an argument. # Methods supplied by role IO IO::Path::Win32 inherits from class IO::Path, which does role IO, which provides the following methods: ## (IO) sub mkdir Defined as: Creates a new directory; see mode for explanation and valid values for $mode. Returns the IO::Path object pointing to the newly created directory on success; fails with X::IO::Mkdir if directory cannot be created.

Also creates parent directories, as needed (similar to *nix utility mkdir with -p option); that is, mkdir "foo/bar/ber/meow" will create foo, foo/bar, and foo/bar/ber directories if they do not exist, as well as foo/bar/ber/meow.

## (IO) sub chdir

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Changes value of $*CWD variable to the provided $path, optionally ensuring the new path passes several file tests. NOTE: that this routine does NOT alter the process's current directory (see &*chdir).

## (IO) sub indir

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Takes Callable &code and executes it after locally (to &code) changing $*CWD variable to an IO::Path object based on $path, optionally ensuring the new path passes several file tests. If $path is relative, it will be turned into an absolute path, even if an IO::Path object was given. NOTE: that this routine does NOT alter the process's current directory (see &*chdir). The $*CWD outside of the &code is not affected, even if &code explicitly assigns a new value to $*CWD. Returns the return value of &code on success. On failure to successfully change $*CWD, returns Failure. WARNING: keep in mind that lazily evaluated things might end up NOT having the $*CWD set by indir in their dynamic scope by the time they're actually evaluated. Either ensure the generators have their $*CWD set or eagerly evaluate them before returning the results from indir:

The routine's $path argument can be any object with an IO method that returns an IO::Path object. The available file tests are: • :d — check .d returns True • :r — check .r returns True • :w — check .w returns True • :x — check .x returns True • By default, only :d test is performed. ## (IO) sub print Defined as: Prints the given text on standard output (the $*OUT file handle), coercing non-Str objects to Str by calling .Str method. Junction arguments autothread and the order of printed strings is not guaranteed.

To print text and include the trailing newline, use put.

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## (IO) sub slurp

Slurps the contents of the entire file into a Str (or Buf if :bin). Accepts :bin and :enc optional named parameters, with the same meaning as open(). The routine will fail if the file does not exist, or is a directory.

## (IO) sub spurt

Defined as:

The $path can be any object with an IO method that returns an IO::Path object. Calls IO::Path.spurt on the $path, forwarding any of the remaining arguments.

### Options

• :enc

• The encoding with which the contents will be written.

• :bin

• Open the file in binary mode.

• :append

• Boolean indicating whether to append to a (potentially) existing file. If the file did not exist yet, it will be created. Defaults to False.

• :createonly

• Boolean indicating whether to fail if the file already exists. Defaults to False.

## (IO) sub run

Runs an external command without involving a shell and returns a Proc object.

If you want to pass some variables you can still use < >, but try to avoid using « » as it will do word splitting if you forget to quote variables:

Note that -- is required for many programs to disambiguate between command-line arguments and filenames that begin with hyphens.

A sunk Proc object for a process that exited unsuccessfully will throw. If you wish to ignore such failures, simply use run in non-sink context:

To capture output or error you can use the :out or :err arguments respectively:

See Proc and Proc::Async for more details.

## (IO) sub shell

Runs a command through the system shell. All shell meta characters are interpreted by the shell, including pipes, redirects, environment variable substitutions and so on. Shell escapes are a severe security concern and can cause confusion with unusual file names. Use run if you want to be safe.

The return value is of type Proc.

See Proc for more details, for example on how to capture output.

# Routines supplied by class Cool

IO::Path::Win32 inherits from class Cool, which provides the following methods:

## (Cool) routine abs

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Coerces the invocant (or in the sub form, the argument) to Numeric and returns the absolute value (that is, a non-negative number).

## (Cool) method conj

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Coerces the invocant to Numeric and returns the complex conjugate (that is, the number with the sign of the imaginary part negated).

## (Cool) routine sqrt

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Coerces the invocant to Numeric (or in the sub form, the argument) and returns the square root, that is, a non-negative number that, when multiplied with itself, produces the original number.

## (Cool) method sign

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Coerces the invocant to Numeric and returns its sign, that is, 0 if the number is 0, 1 for positive and -1 for negative values.

## (Cool) method rand

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Coerces the invocant to Num and returns a pseudo-random value between zero and the number.

## (Cool) routine sin

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Coerces the invocant (or in the sub form, the argument) to Numeric, interprets it as radians, returns its sine.

Note that Perl 6 is no computer algebra system, so sin(pi) typically does not produce an exact 0, but rather a very small floating-point number.

## (Cool) routine asin

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Coerces the invocant (or in the sub form, the argument) to Numeric, and returns its arc-sine in radians.

## (Cool) routine cos

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Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, the argument) to Numeric, interprets it as radians, returns its cosine.

## (Cool) routine acos

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Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, the argument) to Numeric, and returns its arc-cosine in radians.

## (Cool) routine tan

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Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, the argument) to Numeric, interprets it as radians, returns its tangent.

## (Cool) routine atan

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Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, the argument) to Numeric, and returns its arc-tangent in radians.

## (Cool) routine atan2

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Coerces the arguments (including the invocant in the method form) to Numeric, and returns their two-argument arc-tangent in radians.

## (Cool) method sec

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Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, its argument) to Numeric, interprets it as radians, returns its secant, that is, the reciprocal of its cosine.

## (Cool) routine asec

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Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, its argument) to Numeric, and returns its arc-secant in radians.

## (Cool) routine cosec

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Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, its argument) to Numeric, interprets it as radians, returns its cosecant, that is, the reciprocal of its sine.

## (Cool) routine acosec

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Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, its argument) to Numeric, and returns its arc-cosecant in radians.

## (Cool) routine cotan

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Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, its argument) to Numeric, interprets it as radians, returns its cotangent, that is, the reciprocal of its tangent.

## (Cool) routine acotan

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Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, its argument) to Numeric, and returns its arc-cotangent in radians.

## (Cool) routine sinh

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Coerces the invocant (or in method form, its argument) to Numeric, and returns its Sine hyperbolicus.

## (Cool) routine asinh

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Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, its argument) to Numeric, and returns its Inverse Sine hyperbolicus.

## (Cool) routine cosh

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Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, its argument) to Numeric, and returns its Cosine hyperbolicus.

## (Cool) routine acosh

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Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, its argument) to Numeric, and returns its Inverse Cosine hyperbolicus.

## (Cool) routine tanh

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Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, its argument) to Numeric, interprets it as radians and returns its Tangent hyperbolicus.

## (Cool) routine atanh

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Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, its argument) to Numeric, and returns its Inverse tangent hyperbolicus.

## (Cool) routine sech

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Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, its argument) to Numeric, and returns its Secant hyperbolicus.

## (Cool) routine asech

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Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, its argument) to Numeric, and returns its Inverse hyperbolic secant.

## (Cool) routine cosech

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Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, its argument) to Numeric, and returns its Hyperbolic cosecant.

## (Cool) routine acosech

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Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, its argument) to Numeric, and returns its Inverse hyperbolic cosecant.

## (Cool) routine cotanh

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Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, its argument) to Numeric, and returns its Hyperbolic cotangent.

## (Cool) routine acotanh

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Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, its argument) to Numeric, and returns its Inverse hyperbolic cotangent.

## (Cool) routine cis

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Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, its argument) to Numeric, and returns cos(argument) + i*sin(argument).

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Coerces the arguments (including the invocant in the method form) to Numeric, and returns its Logarithm to base $base, or to base e (Euler's Number) if no base was supplied (Natural logarithm). Returns NaN if $base is negative. Throws an exception if $base is 1. ## (Cool) routine log10 Defined as: Coerces the invocant (or in the sub form, the invocant) to Numeric, and returns its Logarithm to base 10, that is, a number that approximately produces the original number when raised to the power of 10. Returns NaN for negative arguments and -Inf for 0. ## (Cool) method exp Defined as: Coerces the arguments (including the invocant in the method from) to Numeric, and returns $base raised to the power of the first number. If no $base is supplied, e (Euler's Number) is used. ## (Cool) method unpolar Defined as: Coerces the arguments (including the invocant in the method form) to Numeric, and returns a complex number from the given polar coordinates. The invocant (or the first argument in sub form) is the magnitude while the argument (i.e. the second argument in sub form) is the angle. The angle is assumed to be in radians. ## (Cool) routine round Defined as: Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, its argument) to Numeric, and rounds it to the unit of $unit. If $unit is 1, rounds to the nearest integer. Always rounds up if the number is at mid-point: ## (Cool) routine floor Defined as: Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, its argument) to Numeric, and rounds it downwards to the nearest integer. ## (Cool) routine ceiling Defined as: Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, its argument) to Numeric, and rounds it upwards to the nearest integer. ## (Cool) routine truncate Defined as: Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, its argument) to Numeric, and rounds it towards zero. ## (Cool) routine ord Defined as: Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, its argument) to Str, and returns the Unicode code point number of the first code point. The inverse operation is chr. Mnemonic: returns an ordinal number ## (Cool) method path Defined as: DEPRECATED. Existed only in the Rakudo implementation and isn't part of any language released. Issues deprecation warnings in 6.d language and will be removed entirely when 6.e language is released. Stringifies the invocant and converts it to IO::Path object. Use the .IO method instead. ## (Cool) routine chr Defined as: Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, its argument) to Int, interprets it as a Unicode code points, and returns a string made of that code point. The inverse operation is ord. Mnemonic: turns an integer into a character. ## (Cool) routine chars Defined as: Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, its argument) to Str, and returns the number of characters in the string. Please note that on the JVM, you currently get codepoints instead of graphemes. Graphemes are user visible characters. That is, this is what the user thinks of as a “character”. Graphemes can contain more than one codepoint. Typically the number of graphemes and codepoints differs when Prepend or Extend characters are involved (also known as Combining characters), but there are many other cases when this may happen. Another example is \c[ZWJ] (Zero-width joiner). You can check Grapheme_Cluster_Break property of a character in order to see how it is going to behave: You can read more about graphemes in the Unicode Standard, which Perl 6 tightly follows. ## (Cool) routine codes Defined as: Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, its argument) to Str, and returns the number of Unicode code points. The same result will be obtained with ords first obtains the actual codepoints, so there might be a difference in speed. ## (Cool) routine flip Defined as: Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, its argument) to Str, and returns a reversed version. ## (Cool) routine trim Defined as: Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, its argument) to Str, and returns the string with both leading and trailing whitespace stripped. ## (Cool) routine trim-leading Defined as: Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, its argument) to Str, and returns the string with leading whitespace stripped. ## (Cool) routine trim-trailing Defined as: Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, its argument) to Str, and returns the string with trailing whitespace stripped. ## (Cool) routine lc Defined as: Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, its argument) to Str, and returns it case-folded to lower case. ## (Cool) routine uc Defined as: Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, its argument) to Str, and returns it case-folded to upper case (capital letters). ## (Cool) routine fc Defined as: Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, its argument) to Str, and returns the result a Unicode "case fold" operation suitable for doing caseless string comparisons. (In general, the returned string is unlikely to be useful for any purpose other than comparison.) ## (Cool) routine tc Defined as: Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, its argument) to Str, and returns it with the first letter case-folded to title case (or where not available, upper case). ## (Cool) routine tclc Defined as: Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, its argument) to Str, and returns it with the first letter case-folded to title case (or where not available, upper case), and the rest of the string case-folded to lower case. ## (Cool) routine wordcase Defined as: Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, the first argument) to Str, and filters each word that smart-matches against $where through the &filter. With the default filter (first character to upper case, rest to lower) and matcher (which accepts everything), this title-cases each word:

With a matcher:

With a customer filter too:

Defined as:

Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, the first argument) to Str, and returns a copy of $string with case information for each individual character changed according to $pattern. (The pattern string can contain three types of characters, i.e. uppercase, lowercase and caseless. For a given character in $pattern its case information determines the case of the corresponding character in the result.) If $string is longer than $pattern, the case information from the last character of $pattern is applied to the remaining characters of $string. ## (Cool) method uniprop Defined as: Interprets the invocant as a Str, and returns the unicode property of the first character. If no property is specified returns the General Category. Returns a Bool for Boolean properties. ## (Cool) method uniprops Defined as: Interprets the invocant as a Str, and returns the unicode property for each character as a Seq. If no property is specified returns the General Category. Returns a Bool for Boolean properties. Similar to uniprop ## (Cool) method uniname Defined as: Interprets the invocant / first argument as a Str, and returns the Unicode codepoint name of the first codepoint of the first character. See uninames for a routine that works with multiple codepoints, and uniparse for the opposite direction. ## (Cool) method uninames Defined as: Returns of a Seq of Unicode names for the all the codepoints in the Str provided. Note this example, which gets a Seq where each element is a Seq of all the codepoints in that character. See uniparse for the opposite direction. ## (Cool) method unimatch Defined as: Checks if the given integer codepoint or the first letter of the string given have a unicode property equal to the value you give. If you supply the Unicode property to be checked it will only return True if that property matches the given value. ## (Cool) routine chop Defined as: Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, its argument) to Str, and returns it with the last character removed. ## (Cool) routine chomp Defined as: Coerces the invocant (or in sub form, its argument) to Str, and returns it with the last character removed, if it is a logical newline. ## (Cool) routine substr Defined as: Coerces the invocant (or in the sub form, the first argument) to Str, and calls Str.substr with the arguments. ## (Cool) routine ords Defined as: Coerces the invocant (or in the sub form, the first argument) to Str, and returns a list of Unicode codepoints for each character. This is the list-returning version of ord. The inverse operation in chrs. If you are only interested in the number of codepoints, codes is a possibly faster option. ## (Cool) routine chrs Defined as: Coerces the invocant (or in the sub form, the argument list) to a list of integers, and returns the string created by interpreting each integer as a Unicode codepoint, and joining the characters. This is the list-input version of chr. The inverse operation is ords. ## (Cool) routine split Defined as: Coerces the invocant (or in the sub form, the second argument) to Str, and splits it into pieces based on delimiters found in the string. If $delimiter is a string, it is searched for literally and not treated as a regex. You can also provide multiple delimiters by specifying them as a list; mixing Cool and Regex objects is OK.

By default, split omits the matches, and returns a list of only those parts of the string that did not match. Specifying one of the :k, :v, :kv, :p adverbs changes that. Think of the matches as a list that is interleaved with the non-matching parts.

The :v interleaves the values of that list, which will be either Match objects, if a Regex was used as a matcher in the split, or Str objects, if a Cool was used as matcher. If multiple delimiters are specified, Match objects will be generated for all of them, unless all of the delimiters are Cool.

:k interleaves the keys, that is, the indexes:

:kv adds both indexes and matches:

and :p adds them as Pairs, using the same types for values as :v does:

You can only use one of the :k, :v, :kv, :p adverbs in a single call to split.

Note that empty chunks are not removed from the result list. For that behavior, use the :skip-empty named argument:

## (Cool) routine lines

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Coerces the invocant (and in sub form, the argument) to Str, decomposes it into lines (with the newline characters stripped), and returns the list of lines.

This method can be used as part of an IO::Path to process a file line-by-line, since IO::Path objects inherit from Cool, e.g.:

Without any arguments, sub lines operates on $*ARGFILES, which defaults to $*IN in the absence of any filenames.

To modify values in place use is copy to force a writable container.

## (Cool) method words

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Coerces the invocant to Str, and returns a list of words that make up the string (and if $limit is supplied, only the first $limit words).

Only whitespace counts as word boundaries

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Returns all (or if supplied, at most $limit) matches of the invocant (method form) or the second argument (sub form) against the Regex as a list of strings. ## (Cool) method contains Coerces the invocant and first argument to Str, and searches for $needle in the string starting from $start. Returns True if $needle is found.

Note that because of how a List or Array is coerced into a Str, the results may sometimes be surprising. See traps.

Defined as:

Coerces the first two arguments (in method form, also counting the invocant) to Str, and searches for $needle in the string starting from $startpos. It returns the offset into the string where $needle was found, and an undefined value if it was not found. See the documentation in type Str for examples. ## (Cool) routine rindex Defined as: Coerces the first two arguments (including the invocant in method form) to Str and $startpos to Int, and returns the last position of $needle in $haystack not after $startpos. Returns an undefined value if $needle wasn't found.

See the documentation in type Str for examples.

## (Cool) routine match

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Coerces the invocant to Str and calls the method match on it.

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# Routines supplied by class Any

IO::Path::Win32 inherits from class Any, which provides the following methods:

Defined as:

Usage:

## (Any) method deepmap

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deepmap will apply &block to each element and return a new List with the return values of &block, unless the element does the Iterable role. For those elements deepmap will descend recursively into the sublist.

## (Any) method duckmap

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duckmap will apply &block on each element and return a new list with defined return values of the block. For undefined return values, duckmap will try to descend into the element if that element implements Iterable.

## (Any) method nodemap

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nodemap will apply &block to each element and return a new List with the return values of &block. In contrast to deepmap it will not descend recursively into sublists if it finds elements which does the Iterable role.

The examples above would have produced the exact same results if we had used map instead of nodemap. The difference between the two lies in the fact that map flattens out slips while nodemap doesn't.

## (Any) method flat

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Interprets the invocant as a list, flattens non-containerized Iterables into a flat list, and returns that list. Keep in mind Map and Hash types are Iterable and so will be flattened into lists of pairs.

Note that Arrays containerize their elements by default, and so flat will not flatten them. You can use hyper method call to call .List method on all the inner Iterables and so de-containerize them, so that flat can flatten them:

For more fine-tuned options, see deepmap, duckmap, and signature destructuring

## (Any) method eager

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Interprets the invocant as a List, evaluates it eagerly, and returns that List.

## (Any) method elems

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Interprets the invocant as a list, and returns the number of elements in the list.

## (Any) method end

Interprets the invocant as a list, and returns the last index of that list.

## (Any) method pairup

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Interprets the invocant as a list, and constructs a list of pairs from it, in the same way that assignment to a Hash does. That is, it takes two consecutive elements and constructs a pair from them, unless the item in the key position already is a pair (in which case the pair is passed through, and the next list item, if any, is considered to be a key again).

## (Any) sub exit

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Exits the current process with return code $status or zero if no value has been specified. The exit value ($status), when different from zero, has to be opportunely evaluated from the process that catches it (e.g., a shell).

exit does prevent the LEAVE phaser to be executed.

exit should be used as last resort only to signal the parent process about an exit code different from zero, and should not be used to terminate exceptionally a method or a sub: use exceptions instead.

It is worth noting that the only way to return an exit code different from zero from a Main function is by means of using exit.

## (Any) sub item

Defined as:

Forces given object to be evaluated in item context and returns the value of it.

You can also use $ as item contextualizer. ## (Any) method Array Defined as: Coerce the invocant to Array. ## (Any) method List Defined as: Coerce the invocant to List, using the list method. ## (Any) method Hash Defined as: Coerce the invocant to Hash by invoking the method hash on it. ## (Any) method hash Defined as: Creates a new Hash, empty in the case the invocant is undefined, or coerces the invocant to an Hash in the case it is defined. ## (Any) method Slip Defined as: Coerce the invocant to Slip. ## (Any) method Map Defined as: Coerce the invocant to Map. ## (Any) method Bag Defined as: Coerce the invocant to Bag, whereby Positionals are treated as lists of values. ## (Any) method BagHash Defined as: Coerce the invocant to BagHash, whereby Positionals are treated as lists of values. ## (Any) method Set Defined as: Coerce the invocant to Set, whereby Positionals are treated as lists of values. ## (Any) method SetHash Defined as: Coerce the invocant to SetHash, whereby Positionals are treated as lists of values. ## (Any) method Mix Defined as: Coerce the invocant to Mix, whereby Positionals are treated as lists of values. ## (Any) method MixHash Defined as: Coerce the invocant to MixHash, whereby Positionals are treated as lists of values. ## (Any) method Supply Defined as: Coerce the invocant first to a list by applying the invocant's .list method, and then to a Supply. ## (Any) method min Defined As: Coerces to Iterable and returns the numerically smallest element. If a Callable positional argument is provided, each value is passed into the filter, and its return value is compared instead of the original value. The original value is still the one returned from min. ## (Any) method max Defined As: Coerces to Iterable and returns the numerically largest element. If a Callable positional argument is provided, each value is passed into the filter, and its return value is compared instead of the original value. The original value is still the one returned from max. ## (Any) method minmax Defined As: Returns a Range from the smallest to the largest element. If a Callable positional argument is provided, each value is passed into the filter, and its return value is compared instead of the original value. The original values are still used in the returned Range. ## (Any) method minpairs Defined As: Calls .pairs and returns a Seq with all of the Pairs with minimum values, as judged by the cmp operator: ## (Any) method maxpairs Defined As: Calls .pairs and returns a Seq with all of the Pairs with maximum values, as judged by the cmp operator: ## (Any) method keys Defined As: For defined Any returns its keys after calling list on it, otherwise calls list and returns it. ## (Any) method flatmap Defined As: Coerces the Any to a list by applying the .list method and uses List.flatmap on it. In the case of Any, Any.list returns a 1-item list, as is shown. ## (Any) method roll Defined As: Coerces the invocant Any to a list by applying the .list method and uses List.roll on it. ## (Any) method pick Defined As: Coerces the Any to a list by applying the .list method and uses List.pick on it. ## (Any) method skip Defined As: Creates a Seq from 1-item list's iterator and uses Seq.skip on it. ## (Any) method prepend Defined As: Initializes Any variable as empty Array and calls Array.prepend on it. ## (Any) method unshift Defined As: Initializes Any variable as empty Array and calls Array.unshift on it. ## (Any) method first Defined As: Treats the Any as a 1-item list and uses List.first on it. ## (Any) method unique Defined As: Treats the Any as a 1-item list and uses List.unique on it. ## (Any) method repeated Defined As: Treats the Any as a 1-item list and uses List.repeated on it. ## (Any) method squish Defined As: Treats the Any as a 1-item list and uses List.squish on it. ## (Any) method permutations Defined As: Treats the Any as a 1-item list and uses List.permutations on it. ## (Any) method categorize Defined As: Treats the Any as a 1-item list and uses List.categorize on it. ## (Any) method classify Defined As: Treats the Any as a 1-item list and uses List.classify on it. ## (Any) method produce ## (Any) method pairs Defined As: Returns an empty List if the invocant is undefined, otherwise converts the invocant to a List via the list method and calls List.pairs on it: ## (Any) method antipairs Defined As: Applies the method List.antipairs to the invocant, if it is defined, after having invoked list on it. If the invocant is not defined, it returns an empty List: ## (Any) method kv Defined As: Returns an empty List if the invocant is not defined, otherwise it does invoke list on the invocant and then returns the result of List.kv on the latter: ## (Any) method toggle Defined as: Iterates over the invocant, producing a Seq, toggling whether the received values are propagated to the result on and off, depending on the results of calling Callables in @conditions: Imagine a switch that's either on or off (True or False), and values are produced if it's on. By default, the initial state of that switch is in "on" position, unless :$off is set to a true value, in which case the initial state will be "off".

A Callable from the head of @conditions is taken (if any are available) and it becomes the current tester. Each value from the original sequence is tested by calling the tester Callable with that value. The state of our imaginary switch is set to the return value from the tester: if it's truthy, set switch to "on", otherwise set it to "off".

Whenever the switch is toggled (i.e. switched from "off" to "on" or from "on" to "off"), the current tester Callable is replaced by the next Callable in @conditions, if available, which will be used to test any further values. If no more tester Callables are available, the switch will remain in its current state until the end of iteration.

## (Any) method append

Defined As:

In the case the instance is not a positional-thing, it instantiate it as a new Array, otherwise clone the current instance. After that, it appends the values passed as arguments to the array obtained calling Array.append on it.

## (Any) method values

Defined As:

Returns an empty List.

Defined As:

TODO

## (Any) method cache

Defined As:

Provides a List representation of the object itself, calling the method list on the instance.

# Routines supplied by class Mu

IO::Path::Win32 inherits from class Mu, which provides the following methods:

## (Mu) method defined

Declared as

Returns False on the type object, and True otherwise.

Very few types (like Failure) override defined to return False even for instances:

## (Mu) routine defined

Declared as

invokes the .defined method on the object and returns its result.

## (Mu) routine isa

Returns True if the invocant is an instance of class $type, a subset type or a derived class (through inheritance) of $type.

A more idiomatic way to do this is to use the smartmatch operator ~~ instead.

## (Mu) method ACCEPTS

ACCEPTS is the method that smart matching with the infix ~~ operator and given/when invokes on the right-hand side (the matcher).

The Mu:U multi performs a type check. Returns True if \$other conforms to the invocant (which is always a type object or failure).

Note that there is no multi for defined invocants; this is to allow autothreading of junctions, which happens as a fallback mechanism when no direct candidate is available to dispatch to.

## (Mu) method WHICH

Returns an object of type ObjAt which uniquely identifies the object. Value types override this method which makes sure that two equivalent objects return the same return value from WHICH.

## (Mu) method WHERE

Returns an Int representing the memory address of the object.

## (Mu) method WHY

Returns the attached Pod::Block::Declarator.

For instance:

See Pod declarator blocks for details about attaching Pod to variables, classes, functions, methods, etc.

## (Mu) trait is export

Marks a type as being exported, that is, available to external users.

A user of a module or class automatically gets all the symbols imported that are marked as is export.

See Exporting and Selective Importing Modules for more details.

## (Mu) method return

The method return will stop execution of a subroutine or method, run all relevant phasers and provide invocant as a return value to the caller. If a return type constraint is provided it will be checked unless the return value is Nil. A control exception is raised and can be caught with CONTROL.

## (Mu) method return-rw

Same as method return except that return-rw returns a writable container to the invocant (see more details here: return-rw).

## (Mu) method emit

Emits the invocant into the enclosing supply or react block.

## (Mu) method take

Returns the invocant in the enclosing gather block.

## (Mu) routine take

Takes the given item and passes it to the enclosing gather block.

## (Mu) routine take-rw

Returns the given item to the enclosing gather block, without introducing a new container.

## (Mu) method so

Returns a Bool value representing the logical non-negation of an expression. One can use this method similarly to the English sentence: "If that is so, then do this thing". For instance,

## (Mu) method not

Returns a Bool value representing the logical negation of an expression. Thus it is the opposite of so.

Since there is also a prefix version of not, the above code reads better like so: