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Re: How to check if a file exists?

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  • Subject: [mg47575] Re: [mg47514] How to check if a file exists?
  • From: Denis Mângia <mangia at>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 05:21:03 -0400 (EDT)
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take a  look on Help about the function "FileNames". I hope, this function
can help you...

Denis Maciel
Technological Institute of Aeronautics
Dept. of Telecommunications
Laboratory of Antennas and Propagation

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Thomas Guignard" <thomas.guignard at>
To: mathgroup at
Subject: [mg47575] [mg47514] How to check if a file exists?

> Hi
> I have little experience in Mathematica and I have trouble getting used
> to the Mathematica way of thinking.
> I'm looking for a way to check if a given file exists. If it exists, I
> load its contents, if not I have to start a block of calculations.
> I just can't find the function to check the existence of a file!
> Thanks
> Tom
> -- 
> Thomas Guignard
> Laboratory of Electromagnetics and Acoustics
> Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne

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