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Directories with spaces

From: Matthew Walker
Subject: Directories with spaces
Date: Thu, 09 Sep 2004 14:49:04 +1200
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I have a number of directories with spaces in their names. I wanted to write a script that steps through them but found it was difficult to cd to dirs with spaces. Would someone mind giving me a few suggestions?

$ mkdir "My Directory With Spaces"
$ cd "My Directory With Spaces"   # works fine
$ cd ..
$ a="cd \"My Directory With Spaces\""
$ echo $a
cd "My Directory With Spaces"
$ $($a)                           # I thought this would work
bash: cd: "My: No such file or directory

Thanks in advance,


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