I have a shell script, it basically run in one environment, and it needs to check whether directory exists on another environment or not.
I tried in below two ways but no luck.
Way 1 :
if [ -d "sshpass -p PASSWORD ssh firstname.lastname@example.org /home/test" ]; then
if [sshpass -p PASSWORD ssh email@example.com '[ -d /home/test ]']; then
The square brackets in
if tests are not part of the
if syntax. The
[ is a command of its own (also called
The syntax of an
if statement is roughly (see Shell Grammar Rules for more if you are really curious):
if <command that returns true or false>; then <other commands> fi
Your first attempt is just incorrect because
-d takes a directory name not a string which is a command you want to run.
The second attempt is close you just have too many square brackets (and not enough spaces for those square brackets).
Remove the outer square brackets from the second attempt and it will work (assuming
sshpass properly handles returning the return value of the
if sshpass -p PASSWORD ssh firstname.lastname@example.org '[ -d /home/test ]'; then echo "YES" fi