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Re: -s test option returns differently in some cases

by parv (Priest)
on Oct 14, 2013 at 11:25 UTC ( #1058172=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to -s test option returns differently in some cases

Could the problem be due to use of auto mount of a NFS directory (given auto mount is actually being used)? For whatever reason, perhaps use of ls is more forceful than size or emptiness test. Then again both -- ls & -X -- get the information via stat call, no? Seems like something might have changed in perl + Suse combination.

Does calling stat() explicitly on file path (and not running system ls) before -[sz] make a difference?

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Re^2: -s test option returns differently in some cases
by frogsausage (Sexton) on Oct 14, 2013 at 12:09 UTC

    Thanks for thinking of the NFS too. It seems something changed either in Perl 5.14.1 or in SuSE 11 with either the 'print' statement, the way test works on a filehandle, how the system deals with an open file...

    Thanks for your input :) I'm short of 'vote' but I will come back later!

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