View all file operator expressions for any file, test, stat

testt(){ o=abcdefghLkprsStuwxOGN;echo $@;for((i=0;i<${#o};i++));do c=${o:$i:1};test -$c $1 && help test | sed "/^ *-$c/!d;1q;s/^[^T]*/-$c /;s/ if/ -/";done; }
Applies each file operator using the built-in test. testt /home/askapache/.sq /home/askapache/.sq -a True - file exists. -d True - file is a directory. -e True - file exists. -r True - file is readable by you. -s True - file exists and is not empty. -w True - the file is writable by you. -x True - the file is executable by you. -O True - the file is effectively owned by you. -G True - the file is effectively owned by your group. -N True - the file has been modified since it was last read. Full Function: testt () { local dp; until [ -z "${1:-}" ]; do dp="$1"; [[ ! -a "$1" ]] && dp="$PWD/$dp"; command ls -w $((${COLUMNS:-80}-20)) -lA --color=tty -d "$dp"; [[ -d "$dp" ]] && find "$dp" -mount -depth -wholename "$dp" -printf '%.5m %10M %#15s %#9u %-9g %#5U %-5G %Am/%Ad/%AY %Cm/%Cd/%CY %Tm/%Td/%TY [%Y] %p\n' -a -quit 2> /dev/null; for f in a b c d e f g h L k p r s S t u w x O G N; do test -$f "$dp" && help test | sed "/-$f F/!d" | sed -e 's#^[\t ]*-\([a-zA-Z]\{1\}\) F[A-Z]*[\t ]* True if#-\1 "'$dp'" #g'; done; shift; done }
Sample Output
$ testt /dev/pts/3 
/dev/pts/3
-a True - file exists.
-c True - file is character special.
-e True - file exists.
-r True - file is readable by you.
-w True - the file is writable by you.
-N True - the file has been modified since it was last read.


$ testt /home/askapache/.sq
/home/askapache/.sq
-a True - file exists.
-d True - file is a directory.
-e True - file exists.
-r True - file is readable by you.
-s True - file exists and is not empty.
-w True - the file is writable by you.
-x True - the file is executable by you.
-O True - the file is effectively owned by you.
-G True - the file is effectively owned by your group.
-N True - the file has been modified since it was last read.


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What Others Think

Very nice. I especially like the way you extracted the options from a string.
flatcap · 326 weeks and 5 days ago
Thanks flatcap.. still it seems no matter what command I add I can't break 1 vote. This function is commandlinefu!
AskApache · 325 weeks and 6 days ago

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