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Re: Directories with spaces

From: Chris F.A. Johnson
Subject: Re: Directories with spaces
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2004 23:01:41 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 9 Sep 2004, Matthew Walker wrote:

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

eval "$a"


a="My Directory With Spaces"
cd "$a"

        Chris F.A. Johnson                      http://cfaj.freeshell.org
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