test -e cannot distinguish between foo and foo.exe
Mon Dec 19 15:24:00 GMT 2005
On Mon, Dec 19, 2005 at 03:22:54PM +0000, Cliff Hones wrote:
>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.
...except on managed mounts, IIRC.
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