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Old 12-09-2009, 01:57 PM   #1
gqchynaboy
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If directory doesn't exist, try the next one? - Which command to use?


I have a little script where it goes to a certain directory, but if that directory doesn't exist, I want to try to go to a different directory. What linux commands should I be using?

For example:

#Go to this directory
cd $HOME/Desktop/"${projName}"/HTML

if = FAILS
{ go to this directory}



Thanks
 
Old 12-09-2009, 02:35 PM   #2
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In case of failure, is it always the same other directory you want
to go to, or just the next one in a list?
 
Old 12-09-2009, 02:51 PM   #3
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You can do something like -d: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5...h-shell-script

Example
Code:
if [ -d "$DIR" ]; then 
   #do whatever
else
   #do something else
fi
 
Old 12-09-2009, 06:24 PM   #4
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You can do something like -d: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5...h-shell-script

Example
Code:
if [ -d "$DIR" ]; then 
   #do whatever
else
   #do something else
fi

That worked perfectly, thanks!
 
  


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