Bash script to check if file exists on a remote server

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"

The remote testing section is:

ssh codetryout [[ -f /etc/passwd ]]

This command will ssh to the host devopsrun2 and test if the file exists

echo $?

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: