I'm trying to compare the size of two files in a script. I know I can open them, feed each into an array, and compare the number of lines, but that seems silly and inefficient. I tried using File::stat in the following manner:
$file1 = stat($firstFile);
$file2 = stat($secondFile);
if ($file1->size > $file2->size)
Everytime the script gets to these lines, the stat function fails, and the program exits. Am I doing somthing wrong? I'm using perl 5.8.0 on Redhat 8.0.
Thanks for the help,