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Old 07-19-2011
To check for existence of a file

I need to check for the existence of a file *.log in a specific directory using a perl script.
Presently am not in that particular directory.
So i am using chdir ("/path/to/my/file)
And then i am using the -e in an if statement to check if it exists.
if (-e $File) {......}
$File contains the filename and maybe the path again.
My questions are what should be stored in this $ File exactly and how exactly should the chdir command be written.

Present Dir : /home/asdf/
DIr in which the file is present: /home/ghjk/
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Old 07-20-2011
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Originally Posted by manutd
I need to check for the existence of a file *.log in a specific directory using a perl script.
Presently am not in that particular directory.
So i am using chdir ("/path/to/my/file)
And then i am using the -e in an if statement to check if it exists.
if (-e $File) {......}
$File contains the filename and maybe the path again.
My questions are what should be stored in this $ File exactly and how exactly should the chdir command be written.

Present Dir : /home/asdf/
DIr in which the file is present: /home/ghjk/
Hi,

if you check file existence, By Default is searches in current dir[default path].
chdir is used to change the default path.
if you check file existence after chdir, it will search the files in default location that is New default path.

Cheers,
Ranga.Smilie
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