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Re: test -e cannot distinguish between foo and foo.exe
- From: Cliff Hones <cliff at hones dot org dot uk>
- To: Volker Quetschke <quetschke at scytek dot de>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2005 15:22:54 +0000
- Subject: Re: test -e cannot distinguish between foo and foo.exe
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Volker Quetschke wrote:
> I noticed the following behaviour: (found by my favorite testcase ;) )
> $ rm -rf foo* ; touch foo.exe
> $ test -e foo && echo found foo
> found foo
> $ test -e foo.exe && echo found foo.exe
> found foo.exe
> Hmm, how can I test if foo exists without also looking at foo.exe?
> Does this count as a bug in test?
> My current workaround is
> $ find . -maxdepth 1 -name foo -exec echo _XfoundX_ \; | grep _XfoundX_ >
> /dev/null && echo found foo
> but that is a bit ugly.
Much simpler than that:
test -e foo. && echo found foo.
The trailing dot excludes the .exe magic and is ignored on translation to windows filename.
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