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Old 03-13-2004, 01:39 PM   #1
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copying folders with spaces between?

Hi, I want to copy a file like

cp -R /mnt/cdrom/region folder /www/score/

via ssh. but since the name of the folder has spaces between it, it gives me errors and I can't copy. Whats the proper command?

Secondly, is it possible to transfer a file via ssh from a linux computer on my lan to my server? If so, what command would I type?

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You can escape spaces with a \

Or you can put the "whole thing" in
speech-marks :)

As for the server: it it's a Linux machine
scp <file> <user>@<host>:<file>

man scp
for details ...

Old 03-13-2004, 01:49 PM   #3
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Well, you can use doublequotes to specify the complete filename

So try this for the first problem

cp -R /home/flamesrock/" this filename has spaces" /www/score


you can also use a backslash to escape the spaces like this

cp -R /home/flamesrock/ this\ filename\ has\ spaces /www/score/

Regarding the second problem, yes you can transfer a file from another computer in your lan to your linux server. But I think you will need to use NFS for that...I havent tried ssh so cant suggest you much about that one.


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