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i want to check a path if exist or not before pass it as argument

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if [ -d /tmp ]
then
    echo the directory exists
fi
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i execute if [ -d / $1 ] ; then echo the directory exists else echo the directory not exists fi .... but always the result is echo the directory not exists ....the command is root@host/>./bash.sh text.txt –  Mohammad AL-Rawabdeh Oct 6 '10 at 10:01
    
you need ";" before "else", additional one before "fi" won't hurt either. You also have a space between "/" and "$1" –  Hubert Kario Oct 6 '10 at 10:14
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