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Re: wrong filename returned by for in


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: wrong filename returned by for in
Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 16:03:19 +0200
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Miche <address@hidden> writes:

> Repeat-By:
>       touch file\ \ with\ more\ than\ one\ spaces\ \ \ in\ sequence
>       ls -1 file*
>       for a in file* ; do echo $a ; done

Insufficient quoting.  The expansion of $a undergoes word splitting, you
have to quote it to suppress that.

        for a in file* ; do echo "$a" ; done

Andreas.

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