[Kc] File Stats

John Reinke jmreinke at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 10:21:07 PDT 2007

If I'm understanding this correctly, the goal is to identify a specific
file, beyond just the name/path, correct?

I've used the inode in the past to determine whether a file had been
modified or replaced.

my $inode = (stat $filename)[1];


On 9/18/07, Andrew Moore <amoore at mooresystems.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 17, 2007 at 04:31:39PM -0500, djgoku wrote:
> > What is the best way to keep track that a certain file is the same one
> > that has been previously looked/opened at.
> I'd think that one of the File::* modules would be able to generate a
> list of unique files in a directory. Have you looked at (off the top
> of my head) File::Find or File::Next and their ilk?
> -Andy
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