Perl 5 version 30.0 documentation
- lstat EXPR
- lstat DIRHANDLE
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.