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Old 11-22-2012, 11:59 PM   #1
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special character in file name


I have very odd requirement in which i need to create a file name havog special character i.e / (forward slash) in file, does anyone know how to do it ???

eg:
cp report.xml nov/report.xml


above command throws error, i want to copy file having forward slash in its name

please suggest
 
Old 11-23-2012, 12:01 AM   #2
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You have to escape the special characters you want to use, in your example:
Code:
cp report.xml nov\/report.xml
http://tldp.org/LDP/Bash-Beginners-G...ect_03_03.html
 
Old 11-23-2012, 12:05 AM   #3
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Thanks Tobi SGD , but that doesnt work. I got below error


cp report.xml nov\/report.xml
cp:cannot create regular file 'nov/report.xml' : no such file or director"
 
Old 11-23-2012, 12:08 AM   #4
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In Unix-like file systems the null character, as that is the end-of-string indicator[14] and the path separator / are prohibited.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filena...ters_and_words

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3.169 Filename

A name consisting of 1 to {NAME_MAX} bytes used to name a file. The characters composing the name may be selected from the set of all character values excluding the slash character and the null byte. The filenames dot and dot-dot have special meaning. A filename is sometimes referred to as a "pathname component".
http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs...tml#tag_03_169
 
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:29 AM   #5
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That means i cannot have forward slash in filename
 
Old 11-23-2012, 02:10 AM   #6
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Thanks chrism01 , for responding ..
 
  


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