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How can I determine the size of a file?

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Contributed by Anonymous Monk on Sep 25, 2000 at 19:46 UTC
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How can I determine the size of a file on my apache server with perl?

Answer: How can I determine the size of a file?
contributed by fundflow

$size=-s "$filename";
Answer: How can I determine the size of a file?
contributed by BastardOperator

I'm guessing that you wanted to do this from a cgi, right?

Assuming that the file is:
A) within the chroot jail made by Apache
B) readable by the user

you can do something like

my $file = "some/file"; # relative path within chroot my $fsize = (stat($file))[7]; # in bytes
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Answer: How can I determine the size of a file?
contributed by phenom

Although it's the same difference, if you want to use a module, try File::stat.

#!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; use File::stat; my $file = shift; my $st = stat($file); my $size = $st->size; print $size, "KB";

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