Reading File Size

If I have the path and filename to a file on a remote computer, how can I check to see how big the file is?  I want to know the file size before the script uploads the file to my computer.

The path and filename are stored in a variable in my script already.

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due to security constraints, server side programs cannot read fileinfo from the clients (unless you have a trusted program).

so the only way would be to gather the size of the file while you are reading its content and then making a decision (of whether or not to accept the file).

  $size+=$bytesread;  ## where size is the size of the file
  print MYFILE $data;

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qeuwtieAuthor Commented:
ok...thats what i thought but wasnt sure...thanks
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