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Perl script to check for whether Remote files exist

Posted on 2008-06-24
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How can I use perl to see whether or not a remote file exists or not?  
I need to check to see if a file is available on a unc path \\host\file1 and handle the exception if it is not accessible.

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Question by:TyBay
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if(-e "\\\\host\\file1") {

    print "file exists\n";

}

else {

    print "File does not exist\n";

}

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by:agriesser
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What platform are you running this script on? Windows or Linux?
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by:TyBay
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Windows
With Adam's pattern it does not seem to recognize that the file exists.  I can access via unc and then when using the provided pattern in Active State Perl on Windows I get a false negative every time.
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by:TyBay
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scratch that - syntax error on my part...
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