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lstat name

lstat runs os.Lstat on name. If name exists it returns structured data. If name does not exist then it returns a false value. If os.Lstat returns any other error then it raises an error. The structured value returned if name exists contains the fields name, size, mode, perm, modTime, isDir, and type.

lstat is not hermetic: its return value depends on the state of the filesystem at the moment the template is executed. Exercise caution when using it in your templates.


{{ if eq (joinPath .chezmoi.homeDir ".xinitrc" | lstat).type "symlink" }}
# ~/.xinitrc exists and is a symlink
{{ end }}