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Old 04-29-2004, 10:40 PM   #1
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Windows file names in Linux console


Is there some way of cd-ing into Win directories that contain spaces from the terminal? As in:

m@S01060080c6f99b74 /mnt/windows $ cd Documents and Settings
This doesn't work because of the white space in the directory name, of course.
Old 04-29-2004, 11:06 PM   #2
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Try using a slash for the blank:

cd Documents\ and\ Settings
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Sweet, man. Thanks a lot.
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Just to clarify, you'd use the backslash AND the space (backslash escapes the space so it is essentially read as a character).
You can also just type the first couple of letters and then hit the Tab key to fill in the rest automatically.
for example:
"cd Doc<Tab>" would become "cd Documents\ and\ Settings" if this were the only directory which begins with "Doc". If it's the only directory which begins with a D, then all you'd need to type is "cd D<Tab>".
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You can also quote it, ie:
cd "Documents and Settings"

..always more than one way to do the same thing


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