How to find if a specific application exists at a given path

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by swimlikehell, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

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    Aug 31, 2006
    #1
    Hello,

    I am trying to find one of two things, either given a path find if a application exists at that path. Or If I can search an entire comp for an application and retrieve its path. If any one has any suggestions on either of these it would be much appreciated.
     
  2. macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2004
    #2
    Using an sh shell script you can do something like:

    Code:
    #!/bin/sh
    
    if [ -f "/my/lost/app" ]
    then
        echo "found it! :)"
    else
        echo "didn't find it :("
    fi
    
    The if statement just tests to see if the file specified exists. You can also look at the find command. http://unixhelp.ed.ac.uk/CGI/man-cgi?find
     

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