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The source for the rmalldir Perl Script

  #!/usr/bin/perl -w

  use strict;

  #Open file (dirlist) for the names of the dirs to delete, then delete them
    open DIRS, "< ./dirlist " or die "Can't open dirlist: $!";
    my @dir_array = ;
    unlink "./dirlist" or warn "Couldn't delete dirlist: $!";

  #Use system command to remove directory, only deletes dirs in "./dirlist"
    foreach (@dir_array){
        system "rm -rf $_";

  #Prints which directories were deleted
    print "Removed the following dirs:\n @dir_array\n";