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How do I check if a file exist on a remote server?

I use this to check if a file exist on the local machine

$filename= "products/images/file.txt";
if(-e $image_url){
  # do something
}

is there a similar way of doing it or...
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First you have to answer what protocol, ie:  HTTP, HTTPS, SSH, FTP, SOAP etc.

I'll take a guess at HTTP, in which case, do

use LWP::Simple;
head("http://www.example.com/some/file.txt") or die "file.txt does not exist on remote server\n";
 


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Use File::Remote

Module documentation have plenty of functional examples:
http://search.cpan.org/~nwiger/File-Remote-1.16/Remote.pm
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