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how would you go about extracting the date of and file size from files?
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you can use the stat function of PERL to do get the size of the file.

however you cant directly get the date of the file. you can only get the Last access time, Last modification time & File creation time in seconds.

This function returns a 13-element list giving the statistics for a file, either the file opened via FILEHANDLE, or named by EXPR.
It's typically used as follows:

($dev,$ino,$mode,$nlink,$uid,$gid,$rdev,$size,    $atime,$mtime,$ctime,$blksize,$blocks) = stat $filename;

here is a sample script that shows you how.

===file_sz.pl
#!/usr/local/bin/perl

$file="/tmp/test.pl";

($dev,$ino,$mode,$nlink,$uid,$gid,$rdev,$size,
    $atime,$mtime,$ctime,$blksize,$blocks)
            = stat $file;

print "file size is $size\n";

##Last access time, Last modification time & File creation time in seconds.
print "$atime $mtime ctime\n";
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Thank you maneshr, much appreciated.
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anytime... most welcome :-)
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