drock has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

ok perl'ers... I want to stat a file and element 9 I am interested in. But this returns since epoch so how can I say "check to see if file was modified +7 days or 60*60*24*7? thanks, derek
snip.... my @info = (stat ($tapes))[9]; print "@info\n";

Edit by BazB: change title from "stat [9]".