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Re^2: Check for an empty file

by ChuckularOne (Parson)
on Sep 23, 2011 at 12:36 UTC ( #927542=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Check for an empty file
in thread Check for an empty file

I had some trouble with this a while back. -s returns a zero if the file is either zero bytes or nonexistent. It got a bit confusing until I worked out what was happening.

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Re^3: Check for an empty file
by ikegami (Pope) on Sep 23, 2011 at 16:35 UTC

    Actually, it returns undef (and sets $!) if the file is non-existent.

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