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Re: Validating files and directories

From: Alex fxmbsw7 Ratchev
Subject: Re: Validating files and directories
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2021 07:19:31 +0100

-a is like && 'and'
-e means existing at all
if -e is true it may be -d -f or fifo or socket, or such

On Sat, Nov 13, 2021, 01:22 irenezerafa via <> wrote:

> I am using the following commands to validate a file or directory.
> if [[ ! -f "$fl" && ! -d "$fl" ]]; then
> printf '%s\n' "$fl: File or Directory does not exist"
> fi
> But have noticed that I can use -e to see if there's something by that
> name, instead of separately testing -f and -d.
> Yet I am getting confused between using -a and -e.

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