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-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.

In reply to Re: -e file test won't follow symlinks? by sedusedan
in thread -e file test won't follow symlinks? by consultant1027

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