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Linux.com: CLI for Noobies: test This

Apr 13, 2004, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

"Last week I mentioned in closing that there would be a test. I hope you took that seriously, you malingering, mousiefied, GUI-addicts, because this week is test week. So brace yourself for a blast of fresh air and open a console window, we're going into command-line territory.

"The test command allows you to conditionally perform some task based on the existence, type, or status of a file. It also lets you do the same thing by comparing integer and string values. For my sake, we'll keep it as simple as possible and stick to file tests while still showing off some of its potential..."

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