I've less idea abt unix shell script. my requirement is the shell script should take a input of a file name and shud check if that file name is present in the particular folder which is hardcoded. if not then wrtie the file there or if found write the fle in another location. is it possible to acheive this. ur help is highly appricicateed. pls copy fo firstname.lastname@example.org for any good doc's on the same.