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Old 08-08-2012, 03:29 AM   #1
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Move file names with space to other directory with different file name with space


Hi,

I want to move the files from one directory to another directory.

Condition i have is: file names are with spaces. Ex: "my file" , "your file".

I used the below command.
mv $current_dir/my\ file $remote_dir/their\ file
this moves "my file" to $remote_dir/ "their file"

But the problem im facing is i ll not beknowint the name of the file. File name will be stored in a variable.

So when i used variable, the space in the file name is creating problem.


Please help me how to achieve this move.

Thanks in advance
 
Old 08-08-2012, 03:33 AM   #2
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Hi,

I want to move the files from one directory to another directory.

Condition i have is: file names are with spaces. Ex: "my file" , "your file".

I used the below command.
Quote:
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mv $current_dir/my\ file $remote_dir/their\ file
this moves "my file" to $remote_dir/ "their file"

But the problem im facing is i will not be knowing the name of the file. File name will be stored in a variable.

So when i used variable, the space in the file name is creating problem.

mv $current_dir/$varaible $remote_dir/ ## it ll be interpretted as mv $current_dir/my file $remote_dir/

Please help me how to achieve this move.

Thanks in advance
 
Old 08-08-2012, 03:50 AM   #3
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I'm not good at bash but have you tried double-quoting the var? Eg
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mv $currentdir/"$variable" $remotedir/
 
Old 08-08-2012, 03:59 AM   #4
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Thanku so much.

I have used it. But I dont want the same file name in destination.
I want to rename it with a file name having space again.

Quote:
Ex: file name in source : 123abcd.xxx xy
I want to rename in destination as : abc123d.xxx xy ( means the destination file name should have space )
To achive this i ll have to enter the destination file name manually.
But im running a script and it involves many files. so it wont be fesible.

Please help me with ideas to achieve this.

Thanks
 
Old 08-08-2012, 04:09 AM   #5
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Then you need to do
Code:
mv $currentdir/"$filename" $newdir/"$newfilename"
and find a way to update newfilename for every file. Spaces have nothinfg to do with this.
 
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:33 AM   #6
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Also, no need to quote just a single variable, if quoting, quote the whole piece of text, like:
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mv "$currentdir/$filename" "$newdir/$newfilename"
 
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:52 AM   #7
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Thank u so much all the answers.

This really works correctly.

But im trying to work it out in XML and the out put of XML is being feeded to unix box.

Quote:
Ex: Out put of XML shuld generate -> mv "$currentdir/$filename" "$newdir/$newfilename"
In XML format initializing a variable is starting with a ", so when i use " in move command, it is interpretted as the ending brace.
Quote:
<assign to "variable"> from="mv "$currentdir/$filename" "$newdir/$newfilename" " </>
So im facing problem in generating the mv "$currentdir/$filename" "$newdir/$newfilename". (used &quot; but didnt serve the purpose)

So is their any other way to interpret the the file name with space??

I want to try from Unix end. If i can get a way in unix then can generate XML out put in that format and input to unix box
XML Code
Thanks,
 
Old 08-08-2012, 08:02 AM   #8
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Please explain what you are EXACTLY trying to do. The original problem (as I understand it) was resolved. Now you need to escape the " in an xml tag. But then again, maybe another problem will rise. Start a new thread giving as much information as possible about your initial goal. Then describe what have you tried, what worked and what didn't.
 
Old 08-08-2012, 08:27 AM   #9
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Hi,

I was trying it out manualy and mv "$currentdir/$filename" "$newdir/$newfilename" works fine.

But what im acctually supposed to do is i have to generate the mv "$currentdir/$filename" "$newdir/$newfilename" command through a XML code.
Quote:
<assign to "variable"> from="mv "$currentdir/$filename" "$newdir/$newfilename" " <\>
The variable is given as input to Unix box. Problem is XML code is interpreting the quote(<assign to "variable"> from="mv ") as start and immediate next quote as end.

Im not able to use quotes efficiently.

So Im trying out to change the format of move command.

Can we use mv command to move files with name having spaces(with out using quotes ).
Is ther any way in Unix.

Please help me.

Thanks,
 
Old 08-08-2012, 10:19 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pradeepdee6 View Post
Hi,
I was trying it out manualy and mv "$currentdir/$filename" "$newdir/$newfilename" works fine. But what im acctually supposed to do is i have to generate the mv "$currentdir/$filename" "$newdir/$newfilename" command through a XML code.

The variable is given as input to Unix box. Problem is XML code is interpreting the quote(<assign to "variable"> from="mv ") as start and immediate next quote as end.

Im not able to use quotes efficiently. So Im trying out to change the format of move command. Can we use mv command to move files with name having spaces(with out using quotes ).
Pradeepdee6, you don't ever seem to post any of what you've done/tried, despite folks asking you to. You only seem to want us to do your homework/work for you:
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ch-4175417736/
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...in-4175417783/

Post ALL the code you've written to do your specified task, and where you're stuck. There are many solutions to this...Perl has a pretty robust XML parsing library that's fairly easy to use. This has also been addressed on this site, and a Google search for "linux bash parse xml" pulls up answers too:
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...se-xml-798863/
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1...se-xml-snippet

Have you done/tried ANYTHING? We are always happy to help, but you are going to have to show what effort you've put in to solving your problems, too.
 
  


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