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Old 05-08-2008
check if file exists in a mounted windows shared folder


I posted a thread before on that subject, but with a wrong focus...

here's my problem: I want to check if a file exists in a windows shared folder mounted using:

sudo mount -t cifs -o username=xxx,password=xxx,uid=xxx,gid=xxx // /media/92_shared

I tried

if [ -e "$file" ]

but it does a non case-sensitive check, probably because windows is not case-sensitive, while I need an exact match.

Any suggestion?


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Old 05-13-2008
If you need a case sensitive check on a filesystem that is not case sensitive, you'll have to do it outside of the shell's filesystem functions.
I'd suggest doing an ls -1 $file | grep $file
There's still room to get a false positive but you can refine your grep if needs be.
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Old 05-14-2008
ls -l | grep -w $file

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