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bash wget - check if file exists at url before downloading
#!/bin/bash
# simple function to check http response code before downloading a remote file
# example usage:
# if `validate_url $url >/dev/null`; then dosomething; else echo "does not exist"; fi
function validate_url(){
if [[ `wget -S --spider $1 2>&1 | grep 'HTTP/1.1 200 OK'` ]]; then echo "true"; fi
}
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