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Old 01-30-2007, 05:58 AM   #1
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to test that a file exists but is not writeable?


Hi.

I want to loop through the files of a directory selecting only those that are ordinary files, but which also do not have write permission. I've read that ! will negate any criterion - but where exactly does it go? The loop as it stands is as follows:

for i in *
do
if [ -f "$i" -a -w "$i" ]; then


Where do I put in the ! such that the test is for an ordinary file which is also not writeable?

Thanks.
 
Old 01-30-2007, 06:05 AM   #2
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It should be
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if [ -f "$i" -a ! -w "$i" ]; then
 
Old 01-30-2007, 06:11 AM   #3
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