shell script to check if file is present or not in a directory

Open your favorite editor and create a script as below,

[bash] #!/bin/sh #get the name of file to check if its present or not in pwd FILE_TO_CHECK=$1 if [ ! -f $FILE_TO_CHECK ] then echo "file $FILE_TO_CHECK does not exits" else echo "file $FILE_TO_CHECK is present" fi [/bash]

Now, lets say you want to search myfile.pdf in a big list of files in a directory, then cd to that directory, copy this script there, and run the script as,

 $ bash script_to_check_file.sh myfile.pdf 

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