Re: perl; Trying to get File::stat to work
- Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2018 07:25:07 -0500
- From: "Martin McCormick" <martin.m@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: perl; Trying to get File::stat to work
Bob McGowan <ramjr0915@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
> It looks like this has to do with mixing the usage of the "native" stat of
> Perl with the "object" version from File::stat.
> The 'stat' from File::stat returns a reference to an object, which has the
> stuff you're wanting, tucked away internally as object variables. You
> to do:
> use File::stat;
> $statRef = stat('testfile');
> $mtime = $statRef->mtime ()
> Hoping this helps.
Thank you and thanks to Dave Sherohman <dave@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> He
> Your actual question has already been answered, but, for future
> reference, PerlMonks (https://www.perlmonks.org/) is still around and
> there are also several Perl folks who frequent StackOverflow
> (https://stackoverflow.com/), so you can generally get good answers to
> Perl questions pretty quickly from either of those sites.
It worked perfectly plus I now much better understand how
the pieces all fit together.