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Old 03-13-2004, 11:42 AM   #1
Thewyzewun
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Simple simple quick question


Simple question (but I don't know the answer!):

I want to copy and rename (to the name "blah") a file called "blah blah (blah blah_.txt" into "/root/"

So in order to do this I enter: "cp blah blah (blah blah_.txt /root/blah"

but it comes up so error, basically saying the brackets and spacing are very confusing for it, SO my question is:
How can I rephrase the command for it to interpret it correctly?

And yes I did google this question etc, I just didn't know how to phrase it for the search engine there or on this site to understand!

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Old 03-13-2004, 11:53 AM   #2
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Try

cp "blah blah (blah blah_.txt" /root/

or

cp blah\ blah\ \(blah\ blah_.txt /root/

That should help.
 
Old 03-13-2004, 11:59 AM   #3
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Originally posted by sterrenkijker
Try

cp "blah blah (blah blah_.txt" /root/

or

cp blah\ blah\ \(blah\ blah_.txt /root/

That should help.
thanks that did it
 
  


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