In the shell, use a backslash to escape characters such as spaces, or use double or single quotes around the entire name. However I am not certain whether either will work in the /etc/fstab file, because it depends on how the mount command parses the file. I think you might try both to see which works. The info bash reference explains the difference between single and double quote usage. One difference is that you can use variable expansion inside double quotes but not single quotes, where the $ symbol is taken literally.
ls /mnt/mmc\ mount/a*.pdf
ls "$HOME/My Documents/"
mv 'very stupid$filename' $HOME/documents/
Last edited by jschiwal; 06-21-2006 at 07:21 PM.