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finding multiple files using find command

I am trying to search for 2 files using the find command as below

Code:
find -name file1.txt -a -name file2.txt

It doesn't give a result although the files exist in the folder, however when i try the following

Code:
find -name file1.txt -o -name file2.txt

It does give me the result.

./file2.txt
./file1.txt

I want to search for the existance of these two files. How can I do that please.

Please note there can be 3 cases

1) No file exist
2) One file exist
3) Both file exist
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Code:
find . \( -name file1.txt -o -name file2.txt \) -print

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Code:
find -name file1.txt -a -name file2.txt

this will try to find a file with name "file1.txt" AND "file2.txt". No match, so no result.
For your need, may be you can use Logical OR and count the result.
Code:
find . \( -name file1.txt -o -name file2.txt \) | wc -l

If count is zero, no file exists,
If count is one, one file exists,
If count is two, both files exist.
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Thanks guys....that worked
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