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Re: How to conduct common file tests in elisp

From: Harry Putnam
Subject: Re: How to conduct common file tests in elisp
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2008 16:59:56 -0600
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Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Harry Putnam <address@hidden>
>> Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 22:17:21 -0600
>> I'm attempting to look up in the elisp manual how to conduct a
>> standard file test.
> What is a "standard file test"?

The few languages or almost languages like shell scripting, awk, perl
and python have some way to test the properties of files.

I gave several examples of what I was after:

> like -f file, -d directory, -r file, -x file etc etc.

Standard shell, perl, python tests all based on bourne shell I guess.

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