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how to check file exists or not : batch script

#1 Post by Rajnishjc_27 » 19 Sep 2019 05:19

hi all,

how to check file exists or not in folder with IF...Else condition.
please help

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Re: how to check file exists or not : batch script

#2 Post by ShadowThief » 19 Sep 2019 19:32

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If exist file.txt (
    echo File exists
) else (
     echo File does not exist
 )

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Re: how to check file exists or not : batch script

#3 Post by Squashman » 27 Sep 2019 12:02

The help file gives some pretty clear information on how to do that.

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C:\>if /?
Performs conditional processing in batch programs.

IF [NOT] ERRORLEVEL number command
IF [NOT] string1==string2 command
IF [NOT] EXIST filename command

  NOT               Specifies that Windows should carry out
                    the command only if the condition is false.

  ERRORLEVEL number Specifies a true condition if the last program run
                    returned an exit code equal to or greater than the number
                    specified.

  string1==string2  Specifies a true condition if the specified text strings
                    match.

  EXIST filename    Specifies a true condition if the specified filename
                    exists.

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