Perl has a set of useful File Test Operators that can be used to quickly get information about the file system like the existence of a file, or the size. Lets take a quick look at how to get the file size in bytes using File Test Operators.
$filename = '/path/to/your/file.doc';
$filesize = -s $filename;
Simple enough, right? First you create a string that contains the path to the file that you want to test, then you use the -s
File Test Operator on it. You could easily shorten this to one line using simply:
print -s '/path/to/your/file.doc';
Also, keep in mind that this will always return true if a file is larger than zero bytes, but will be false if the file size is zero. It makes a handy and quick way to check for zero byte files.