-- Perl 5.8.7 documentation --
  • lstat EXPR
  • lstat

    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 $_ .