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Re: Exporting variables containing white space


From: Chris F.A. Johnson
Subject: Re: Exporting variables containing white space
Date: 24 Jun 2002 04:32:44 GMT
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In article <address@hidden>, Paul Jarc wrote:
> Raphael Summers <address@hidden> wrote:
>> export MYMUSIC=/mnt/windows/Documents\ and\ Settings/Administrator/My\ 
>> Documents/My\ Music
>>
>> On attempting to cd to $MYMUSIC, it complains that there does not
>> exist a directory /mnt/windows/Documents\
> 
> Since the variable's value contains whitespace, you must quote the
> variable expansion to avoid word splitting:
> cd "$MYMUSIC"

    Or:
        shopt -s cdable_vars
        cd MYMUSIC

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