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Answer: How do I test whether a file has some contents or not?

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Q&A > files > How do I test whether a file has some contents or not? contributed by ybiC

Filetest operators can be found at perlfunc:_X.   Just a day or so ago swiftone showed me the "_" shortcut for performing multiple tests on one file.   Yet another way to look at it.
if (-s $file && -T _) { # do stuff with text file > 0bytes } if (-s $file && -B _) { # do stuff with binary file > 0bytes }

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