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Re: checking if file is empty or not

by lolindrath (Scribe)
on Aug 07, 2000 at 16:03 UTC ( #26532=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to checking if file is empty or not

hmm, this works but is probably inefficient.
open FILE, "Filename" || die; @file = <FILE>; close FILE; $file = join( "", @file); if ( $file ne "" ) { #there's something there! }

Just thought I'd pose another solution


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Re: (Buzzcutbuddha: Don't Reinvent The Wheel!): Re: checking if file is empty or not
by buzzcutbuddha (Chaplain) on Aug 07, 2000 at 18:57 UTC
    There are file operators out there that will test the size and/or if it's an empty file already created, and there is no need to create a new way to do it.
    It's good to know that you are thinking, and I am happy that you are willing to participate, but there is a reason why laziness is a virtue. :)


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