Checking for file existance

Hi,

How do I check if a file (possibly a directory) exists? This is probably

easy, but I was not able to find it.

Thanks,
Maurício

It’s kinda hard to find - the FileTest object is what you’re looking for

The method ‘exists?’ can tell you if it exists…

The method ‘file?’ can tell you if it’s a file…

The method ‘directory?’ can tell you if it’s a directory…

But I use

returnedString = File.ftype (“nameOfFile_or_directory”)

Which returns strings like - ``file'', ``directory'',

characterSpecial'',blockSpecial’’, fifo'',link’’, or ``socket’’.
(taken from the Ruby help files…)

-Rich

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Subject: Checking for file existance

Hi,

How do I check if a file (possibly a directory) exists? This is

probably

easy, but I was not able to find it.

Thanks,
Maurício

Hi,

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At Wed, 14 Aug 2002 09:25:25 +0900, Maurício wrote:

How do I check if a file (possibly a directory) exists? This is probably

easy, but I was not able to find it.

File.exist?(“filename”)


Nobu Nakada