Bash Shell scripting – Check if File Exists or Not






Bash Shell scripting - Check if File Exists or Not

In this post we will see how to write a bash shell script to Check if File Exists or Not.


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This can be achieved by the following shell script code. This code uses  if..else..fi statement which allows us to make decisions based on the success or failure of a command.

In the shell script above we have used File test operators. -f $file_name expression in the above code returns True if file exists and is a regular file.

Following is the list of some other flags which we can use in File test operators.