Golang : Check if a file exist or not

In this tutorial, we will see how to check if a file exist or not before performing further operation.


 package main

 import (

 func main() {
  file := "file.txt"

  if _, err := os.Stat(file); err == nil {
 fmt.Println(file, "exist!")


if the file.txt is there, you should see the output

file.txt exist!

  See also : Golang : Get file permission

By Adam Ng

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