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owner of a file

by Sara (Acolyte)
on Aug 15, 2002 at 14:59 UTC ( #190421=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Re: owner of a file
by tommyw (Hermit) on Aug 15, 2002 at 15:04 UTC

    perldoc -f -X returns...
    -o File is owned by effective uid
    -O File is owned by real uid.

    --
    Tommy
    Too stupid to live.
    Too stubborn to die.

      -O is a file test operator -- it will return either a 1 or "" (or undefined if the file doesn't exist), not the actual UID.

      Update:
      /me is far too hasty. tommyw is right, this does suit the original question.

      -- grummerX

        What? You mean like the original question asked?

        --
        Tommy
        Too stupid to live.
        Too stubborn to die.

Re: owner of a file
by hacker (Priest) on Aug 15, 2002 at 15:05 UTC
    Something like:
    use strict; use File::stat; my $file = $0; my ($st, $uid, $gid); if (($st = stat ($file))) { $uid = $st->uid; $gid = $st->gid; print "Owner = $uid, Group = $gid, File = $file\n"; } else { print "Errors were found on $file\n"; }

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