FAQ 5.14 How can I translate tildes (~) in a filename?

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5.14: How can I translate tildes (~) in a filename?

    Use the <> ("glob()") operator, documented in perlfunc. Versions of Perl
    older than 5.6 require that you have a shell installed that groks
    tildes. Later versions of Perl have this feature built in. The
    "File::KGlob" module (available from CPAN) gives more portable glob

    Within Perl, you may use this directly:

            $filename =~ s{
              ^ ~             # find a leading tilde
              (               # save this in $1
                  [^/]        # a non-slash character
                        *     # repeated 0 or more times (0 means me)
                  ? (getpwnam($1))[7]
                  : ( $ENV || $ENV )


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