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Re: [K12OSN] OT: bash scripting - check for permissions, check for existence of file in directory tree



Nils Breunese wrote:
> Rob Owens wrote:
> 
>> I know there are a lot of seasoned bash scripters on this list, so here
>> goes.
>>
>> 1) I need to check if the user running the script has sufficient
>> permissions to write to a certain directory.
> 
> ----
> if [ -w directory ]
> then
>     <do some stuff>
> fi
> ----
> 
Thanks, just what I needed.

>> 2) I need to check for the existence of a file somewhere in a directory
>> tree (with lots of subdirectories).
> 
> ----
> find <directory> -name <filename>
> ----
> 
I thought of that, but suspected there might be a better way.  Guess I
was wrong.  Thanks for helping.

-Rob
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