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Re: best way to test for empty dir?


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: best way to test for empty dir?
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 23:28:12 +0100
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Greg Wooledge <address@hidden> writes:

> It's just a positional-parameter variant of:
>
> files=("/tmp/emptydir"/*)
> if [[ -e ${files[0]} ]] ...

This will still fail if the first file happens to be a dangling symlink.

Andreas.

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