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Re: -e file test won't follow symlinks?

by sedusedan (Monk)
on Oct 04, 2012 at 06:56 UTC ( #997192=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to -e file test won't follow symlinks?

-e follows symlinks, because it does a stat(), not an lstat(). If the symlink target does not exist or is inaccessible, -e will report false even though the symlink itself exists.

If that is not what you want, you might want to try file_exists() in SHARYANTO::File::Util. Or you can implement the logic itself, by using -l instead of -e.

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