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Re: checking for presence of files

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  • Subject: [mg24509] Re: checking for presence of files
  • From: Harald Giese <giese at ifm.uni-hamburg.de>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 03:01:46 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Institut fuer Meereskunde, Universitaet Hamburg
  • References: <8l3f5d$ksj@smc.vnet.net>
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Otto Linsuain wrote:
> 
>  Hi all. I know the answer to this could be system-dependent. I work
> with Mathematica 4.0 on unix workstations.
> 
>  I wonder if it is possible to define a function that checks if a file
> exists in your disk, something like
> 
>  FindFile[filename_String] = True if the file exists, False otherwise.
> 

Hi Otto, 

You have been close to the answer:

FileNames[filename_String] != {}

Regards,
Harald


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Harald Giese
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(Institute of Oceanography of the University of Hamburg)
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