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Old 10-28-2005, 12:34 PM   #1
coolingtower
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cdrecord command-line parentheses "(" ")"


I would like to burn a song to a CD, where the name includes parentheses, like:
Songname (feat. Somebody).wav

If I have a song with a title like:
Songname.wav

cdrecord has no problem. Even a name with spaces, like:
Songname with spaces.wav
..is acceptable to cdrecord as:
cdrecord [device and switches] "Songname with spaces.wav"

However, cdrecord chokes on something like:
'Songname (feat. Somebody).wav"

At the command line, there's probably a way to put in the ASCII characters for "(" and ")", without having to rename the file.

Any ideas? I can't seem to figure out whether this is a "cdrecord problem" or a "shell problem".

Many thanks for any help!

coolingtower
 
Old 10-28-2005, 12:49 PM   #2
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you wold escape them, using \ i.e. \(something\) but ignoring this, you should be taking advantage of what bash can do for you... just type Song, press tab, and let it fill in the rest for you, including everything required to make it a valid file name.
 
  


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