"Perl for Perl Newbies" - Part 4More System FunctionsThe stat() Function

7.5. The stat() Function

The statfunction can be used to retrieve a 13-element array that gives status information for a given file or filehandle.

The syntax is:

($dev,$ino,$mode,$nlink,$uid,$gid,$rdev,$size,
    $atime,$mtime,$ctime,$blksize,$blocks)
        = stat($filename);

Here, $modeis the file mode, $sizeis the size of the file, $atimeis the last access time (in seconds since the epoch), $mtimeis the last modification time.

For more information about statconsult perldoc -f stator its entry in perlfunc.


Written by Shlomi Fish