Here is an example of a check if a file exists on the remote server and takes action locally, inside a shell script.
if [ $(ssh codetryout [[ -f /etc/passwd ]];echo $?) -eq 0 ]; then echo "Remote file exists" fi
The remote testing section is:
ssh codetryout [[ -f /etc/passwd ]]
This command will ssh to the host devopsrun2 and test if the file exists
This will echo the return status of ssh command file check, will return 0 if it was a success, 1 if the file was not existing.
To learn more about bash return codes(error codes) please check this page: codetryout.com/bash-last-command-return-code/