if statement to check files with different ending but same starting name


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if statement to check files with different ending but same starting name

I am trying to check if files staring with filename but ending with diffent dates e.g. filename.2011-10-25.

The code I am using is below
Code:
if [ ! -f ~/filename.* ]

It works find only if one file is present but returns binary operator expected
when there are mulptiple files.

Please help me correcting it. I wanna use if statement only.

TIA
# 2  
Not sure if this is what you're looking for but you can use a loop like:
Code:
for file in filename.*
do
  ....
done

# 3  
Hi Franklin

Thanks for the reply ... But I need to use if statement as I have another if condition to && with it..
# 4  
What shell are you using, and what are you actually trying to do?
# 5  
It is quite normal since that test is for "file" and file is one... So what is to follow?
# 6  
works fine for me,is that what you are trying

Code:
$ ls -1
a.1024
a.1025
c

$if [ ! -f ~/a.* ]
> then
> echo "success"
> else
> echo "fail"
> fi
fail


Since there are 2 files , it will give message as fail, Does this help ?
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