Debian 4.86.1 beta

Mark Sapiro mark at
Thu Jan 28 22:17:23 UTC 2016

On 01/28/2016 02:11 PM, Jerry Benton wrote:
> Does -d fire for symlinks? I forget things ...

Yes, it does if the target of the symlink is a directory. If you want to
test for a directory that's not a symlink you need something like

if [ -d xxx -a ! -L xxx ]

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