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Check to see if file exsists (perl running on vista)

Hey I'm trying to see if a file exsists but I'm using windows, I know in Linux you can use -e but that doesn't seem to work for me in windows.

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  1.     if (-e $filename)
  2.     {
  3.         print "File Doesn't Exist!";
  4.     }     
Mar 10 '09 #1
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Your example is logically reversed, it should be:

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  2.     if (-e $filename)
  3.     {
  4.         print "File Exists!";
  5.     }     

-e works on Windows.
Mar 10 '09 #2

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