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Old 02-08-2005, 11:29 PM   #1
virtualme
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Open folders with spaces in the name via the CLI


How do I open folders with spaces in the name. I tried to open a folder named "New Folder" via the CLI and it would not open the folder.

I have the folder in my home folder. This is what I typed: /home/username/New Folder

When I googled, there were some articles about putting "\" where the space is, among many more different symbols. None of them worked.

How do I make this work?

PS
I could just rename the file, but I just want to know.
 
Old 02-08-2005, 11:34 PM   #2
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New\ Folder
certainly should work. So should
'New Folder'
So should
N<tab>

You didn't literally type what you said, right? You did 'cd' to it or 'ls' it or something?

-- Oh, and you couldn't just rename the file without escaping it in some form or other just as you would for a cd or ls, else you'd be trying to rename two folders that don't exist - 'New' and 'Folder'.

-- Look what you got me saying. Rename two 'directories'. 'Folder' is a bad metaphor that leads to inaccurate mental models of what's going on.

Last edited by slakmagik; 02-08-2005 at 11:38 PM.
 
Old 02-08-2005, 11:38 PM   #3
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Yeah, sorry. I did 'cd' it and it does show up when I 'ls' also.
 
Old 02-08-2005, 11:40 PM   #4
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Sweet. Thanks.
Those worked.
 
  


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