Check if file exists for part of the filename

Hey!

How do i check if a file exists, that starts with a certain identifier?

e.g. Files in Directory

file_1.rb
file_2.rb
test_1.rb

I only want to know if a file exists, that starts with “file_”

thx

Christian K. wrote:

I only want to know if a file exists, that starts with “file_”

Dir.entries(’.’).detect {|f| f.match /^file_/}

Replace ‘.’ with the name of the directory to check if it is not the
current directory. Will return the name of the first file to match if
there is one, else will return nil.

[mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Christian K.

How do i check if a file exists, that starts with a certain

identifier?

e.g. Files in Directory

file_1.rb

file_2.rb

test_1.rb

I only want to know if a file exists, that starts with “file_”

there are many ways.
these are just some…

Dir.glob(“file_*.rb”).empty?
#=> false

Dir.glob(“file_*.rb”).size>0
#=> true

Dir.glob(“file_*.rb”)
#=> [“file_1.rb”, “file_2.rb”, “file_3.rb”]

File.exist? “file_1.rb”
#=> true

File.exist? “file_2.rb”
#=> true

File.exist? “file_4.rb”
#=> false

kind regards -botp

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