The fs.exists() method is an inbuilt application programming interface of fs module which provides an API for interacting with the file system in a manner closely modeled around standard POSIX functions. The fs.exists() method is used to test whether the given path exists or not in the file system.
fs.exists( path, callback )
Parameters: This method accept two parameters as mentioned above and described below:
- path: The path at which directory is to be tested for existence. It can be string, buffer, etc.
- callback: It is a callback function passed to the exists() method.
Return value: It returns boolean values which signifies that the path exists or not.
Note: It is now deprecated.
Below examples illustrate the use of fs.exists() method in Node.js:
Note: The above program will compile and run by using the
node index.js command.