I read back through this thread. Now that I see it again, the question appears to be "how can I make new file test operator?".
I don't know how to do that.
Overriding an existing file operator (like: -e $filename) is very bad idea. I stick to that opinion. The issue is when I see a line like that in some huge amount of code, I expect -e to do what it normally does without having to read any previous code that redefined that operation. And BTW, I don't know how to redefine -e either.
In this case, I would make a subroutine that did the desired test and use that. In terms of execution efficiency, I see no difference. In terms of source code, there would be a huge increase in clarity.
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