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lstat

Perl 5 version 20.1 documentation
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lstat

  • lstat FILEHANDLE

  • lstat EXPR
  • lstat DIRHANDLE
  • lstat

    Does the same thing as the stat function (including setting the special _ filehandle) but stats a symbolic link instead of the file the symbolic link points to. If symbolic links are unimplemented on your system, a normal stat is done. For much more detailed information, please see the documentation for stat.

    If EXPR is omitted, stats $_ .

    Portability issues: lstat in perlport.