How to check if a file of certain type exists in folder?
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Aadil on 6 Sep 2012
Commented: Devalla lakshmipathirao on 7 Sep 2020
How can I check if a .pdf file exists in a folder
I know I can use the Exist command if I know the full filename, but I don't have the file name
EDIT: I will need the output as true or false
Azzi Abdelmalek on 6 Sep 2012
Edited: Azzi Abdelmalek on 6 Sep 2012
any(size(dir([yourFolderName '/*.pdf' ]),1))
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Dr. Seis on 6 Sep 2012
Edited: Dr. Seis on 6 Sep 2012
You could try doing something like:
dir_struct = dir( fullfile(your_path,'*pdf') );
if numel(dir_struct) == 0
% then there are no files with extension "pdf"
% there is a "pdf" file in your directory
% dir_struct(1).name gives the file name of the first "pdf" file listed
Devalla lakshmipathirao on 7 Sep 2020
Using the code by @Dr. Seis, how can i check if .pdf exists i.e, not based on number of elements but rather by checking the file name .
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