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NodeJS fs-extra pathExists() Function
  • Last Updated : 18 Feb, 2021

The pathExists() tests whether the given file path exists or not. It uses the fs.access() under the hood.

Syntax:

fs.pathExists(file,callback)

Parameters: This function accepts two parameters as mentioned above and described below:

  • file: It is a string that contains the file path.
  • callback: It will be called after the function is executed. It will either result in an error or a boolean value called exists. We can use promises in place of the callback function as well.

Return value: It does not return anything.

Follow the steps to implement the function:



  1. The module can be installed by using the following command:

    npm install fs-extra

  2. After the installation of the module you can check the version of the installed module by using this command:

    npm ls fs-extra

  3. Create a file with the name index.js and require the fs-extra module in the file using the following command:

    const fs = require('fs-extra');
  4. To run the file write the following command in the terminal:

    node index.js

Project Structure: The project structure will look like this:

Example 1:

index.js




// Requiring module
const fs = require("fs-extra");
  
// This file already
// exists so function
// will return true
const file = "file.txt";
  
// Function call
// Using callback function
fs.pathExists(file, (err, exists) => {
  if (err) return console.log(err);
  console.log(exists);
});

Output: This will be the console output.

Example 2:

index.js




// Requiring module
const fs = require("fs-extra");
  
// This file doesn't
// exists so function
// will return false
const file = "dir/file.txt";
  
// Function call
// Using Promises
fs.pathExists(file)
  .then((exists) => console.log(exists))
  .catch((e) => console.log(e));

Output: This will be the console output.




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