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How to test for existence of file?

Posted on 2004-04-19
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Before outputting a link to a file, I want to make sure that file exists. What's the best way to do that?

Using CFFILE to READ the contents into a variable and then testing for a size gt "" on the variable seems to be too much trouble just to see if it exists.

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FileExists(absolutePath)
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You can also use EpandPath in conjuction with FileExists

<cfif FileExists(ExpandPath(#variable_with_filename#))>
OUtput link
<cfelse>
don't
</cfif>
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FileExists(absolutePath)
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