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Run perl command in bash script [complicated variables]

A simple little command that gets the epoch time of a file using perl and bash.

#!/bin/bash
f=/dir/struct/test.file
## Resolve the $f var before running the perl line by having the perl command in double quotes
## Double escape the perl var so the shell does not resolve it.
mtime=`perl -e "\\$t = (stat('$f'))[9]; print \\$t;"`
echo $mtime
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