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Uses methods in the File class to check whether a file exists

C# Programming Tips & Techniques
by Charles Wright, Kris Jamsa

Publisher: Osborne/McGraw-Hill (December 28, 2001)
ISBN: 0072193794

// Exists.cs -- Uses methods in the File class to dheck whether a file exists.
//              If it exists, it then opens and reads the file to the console.
//              Compile this program with the following command line
//                  C:>csc Exists.cs
using System;
using System.IO;

namespace nsStreams
    public class Exists
        static public void Main (string [] args)
            if (args.Length == 0)
                Console.WriteLine ("Please enter a file name");
            if (!File.Exists (args[0]))
                Console.WriteLine (args[0] + " does not exist");
            StreamReader reader;
                reader = File.OpenText (args[0]);
            catch (Exception e)
                Console.WriteLine (e.Message);
                Console.WriteLine ("Cannot open " + args[0]);
            while (reader.Peek() >= 0)
                Console.WriteLine (reader.ReadLine ());
            reader.Close ();


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