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# 1  
Old 10-01-2009
how to check if a file has zero records

I want to do conditional logic on whether a file has 0 bytes or more than 0 bytes.

what is the easiest way to do this?
# 2  
Old 10-01-2009
Code:
if [ -s $file ]
then
    echo "$file has a size"
else
    echo "$file is empty"
fi

# 3  
Old 10-01-2009
hi,

Code:
[ -s "$file_name" ] && echo "non zero length" || echo "zero lenght"


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