To find the size of a file you can use:
my $size = -s $file;
The -X file tests are documented here
You could also use the core module File::stat
which provides dev, ino, mode, nlink, uid, gid, rdev, size, atime, mtime, ctime, blksize, and block. I tend to find this
easier than remembering what order
my $st = stat($file);
my $size = $st->size;
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