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Well, you don’t need to use die to get information from $!:

#! perl use Modern::Perl; for my $file ('465_SoPW.pl', 'Non-Existent.txt') { if (my @stats = stat $file) { say "File '$file' last modified: ", $stats[9]; } else { say "stat failed for file '$file': $!"; } }

Output (on my machine):

0:17 >perl 466_SoPW.pl File '465_SoPW.pl' last modified: 1357188675 stat failed for file 'Non-Existent.txt': No such file or directory 0:17 >

Hope that helps,

Athanasius <°(((><contra mundum Iustus alius egestas vitae, eros Piratica,


In reply to Re^3: stat : error handling by Athanasius
in thread stat : error handling by gepebril69

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