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Old 03-27-2002
Data how to check if the file exist or not?

say i would like to check if the file is existed before i use rm command. How can i do it?

i know if i can use find, but i would like to have a good interface (in a shell script)



thks
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Old 03-27-2002
See the man page for test.

if [ -s $file_name ]; then
echo Yay
else
echo Boo
fi

That will Yay if the file exists, and has a size greater than zero, and Boo if the file does not exist, or has a 0 length.
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Old 03-27-2002
You should try the following code:

test -e $file_name && echo "file exists"
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Old 03-27-2002
thk

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