isblockdev(path) -> Bool

Returns true if path is a block device, false otherwise.


  1. Check if a path is a block device:

    julia> isblockdev("/dev/sda")

    This example checks if the path "/dev/sda" is a block device.

  2. Handle non-block device path:

    julia> isblockdev("/dev/null")

    It returns false for a non-block device path like "/dev/null".

  3. Use with a variable:
    julia> path = "/dev/sda";
    julia> isblockdev(path)

    The function can also be used with a variable containing the path.

Common mistake example:

julia> isblockdev("/path/to/nonexistent")
ERROR: IOError: could not determine type of file "/path/to/nonexistent"

In this example, the function throws an IOError because the provided path does not exist. Make sure to provide a valid path to avoid such errors.

See Also

abspath, basename, chmod, countlines, cp, ctime, dirname, download, evalfile, expanduser, fdio, filemode, filesize, functionloc, gperm, homedir, include_string, isabspath, isblockdev, ischardev, isdir, isdirpath, isexecutable, isfifo, isfile, islink, ismount, ispath, isreadable, issetgid, issetuid, issticky, iswritable, joinpath, less, lstat, mkdir, mkpath, mktemp, mktempdir, mtime, mv, normpath, operm, poll_fd, poll_file, readall, readcsv, readdir, readdlm, readlines, readlink, realpath, relpath, rm, splitdir, splitdrive, splitext, stat, symlink, tempdir, tempname, touch, truncate, uperm, watch_file, writecsv,

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