Provides the same file status information as the Perl functions stat and lstat. Exports two functions that return File::stat objects. The objects have methods that return the equivalent fields from the Unix stat(2) call:
You can access the status fields either with the methods or by importing the fields into your namespace with the :FIELDS import tag and then accessing them by prepending st_ to the field name (e.g., $st_mode). Here are examples of doing it both ways:
use File::stat; $stats = stat($file); print $stats->uid; print $st_uid;
Returns status information for the file or filehandle pointed to by file. If fileis a symbolic link, returns the information for the file that the link points to.
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