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Re: test -e cannot distinguish between foo and foo.exe
- From: Christopher Faylor <cgf-no-personal-reply-please at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2005 10:24:34 -0500
- Subject: Re: test -e cannot distinguish between foo and foo.exe
- References: <43A6CDA0.email@example.com> <43A6D04E.firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
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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