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Old 11-08-2013
Test command in UNIX

Hi Team,

-rwxr-xr-x    1 kmani00  system            9 Nov 08 03:29 tempfile.txt
-rwxrwxrwx    1 kmani00  devgrp            0 Nov 08 03:32 testfile.txt

by exec the following command, i did not get any output.
> test -s tempfile.txt
> a=`test -s tempfile.txt`
> echo $a


by exec the following command, i did not get any output.
> test -s testfile.txt
> b=`test -s testfile.txt`
> echo $b


Not sure how this command works. How can i test the condition.

Can anyone help me out?


Last edited by Scrutinizer; 11-08-2013 at 10:24 PM.. Reason: code tags
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Old 11-08-2013
if [ -s inputfile.txt ]; then echo "size is greater than zero"; else echo "size is not zero"; fi

# 3  
Old 11-08-2013
Try something like this...codetag please

if file exists and its size is greater than zero then print 0 else print 1
test -s file && echo "$? True" || echo "$? False"

# 4  
Old 11-08-2013
The test command does not output anything. It returns either TRUE or FALSE via its exit code, with 0 being TRUE and 1 being FALSE.
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Old 11-09-2013
Thank you all for your reply.

Thank you so much.

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