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What is stat.pl

Posted on 2004-03-25
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What is "stat.pl"  it is in a perl script that I have been given, and I have a feeling it is the reason it is not working.  Is it a perl module or seperate program that must be installed for my program to work?

#!/usr/bin/perl
#
#
require 'stat.pl';
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It's an old Perl 4 library that is still shipped with Perl for backwards compatibility with older programs that use it. On my system it's currently in /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.3/stat.pl.

Like all of the Perl 4 libraries that are shipped with Perl it should really be avoided as there are better ways to do thethings that it does.

If you've been given a program that uses it then that's a good sign that the program is either very old or written by somoene who doesn't keep up to date with Perl programming techniques. In both of those cases I'd view the program with deep suspicion.

Dave...
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