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Re: Feature request - ganged file test switches


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Feature request - ganged file test switches
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:36:58 -0400
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On 8/9/14, 7:07 AM, Steve Simmons wrote:
> Advance apologies if this has already been discussed and rejected.

It hasn't.

> It would be nice to have ganged file test switches. As an example, to test 
> that a directory exists and is properly accessible one could do
> 
>   if [[ -d foo ]] && [[ -r foo ]] && [[ -x foo ]] ; then . . .
> 
> but
> 
>   if [[ -drx foo ]] ; then . . .
> 
> is a lot easier.

Sure, but it's only syntactic sugar.

Chet

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