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Bash Shell Script Parameters/Switches?

Posted on 2009-04-15
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Last Modified: 2013-12-26
I'm currently writing a shell script, and have noticed that there are certain switches/parameters that can be used which don't seem to have much documentation

For example, if I use

if [ -d $DIR ]

The -d is a switch, along with lots more.

Is there a resource which tells me which each of these switches does?
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