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Old 05-15-2019, 06:03 PM   #1
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apostrophes in terminal and terminator files


Fedora-30 , Files in Terminal and Terminator have apostrophe ''' (one apostrophe at both ends) of a file name, but the files in the Filemanager does not show the apostrophes .
You can't execute a execute file or rename a file in terminal and Terminator.
 
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Including quote characters or apostrophes in filenames is asking for senseless trouble. If used they typically must be escaped:
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...enames-808962/

Which files in Terminal and Terminator are using these characters, any you've created?
 
Old 05-16-2019, 03:26 AM   #3
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Use a substitute ? for each instance, then change the file names to not include them, if possible.
 
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I just moved the files from a stick to my Fedora-30 fresh install computer.

What Command would I use to to eliminate the ' from each file ?

One of the files I tried to install was 'google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm' on the Fedora-30

The computer Fedora-28 I copied the file from onto the stick didn't have the ' around the filename but they accumlated when I moved them off of the stick onto the Fedora-30 computer.

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Old 05-16-2019, 05:53 PM   #5
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Orthodox_file_managers make this simple. MC is a ubiquitous and fast one on Linux. You might have it installed already. It's small, and works in both xterms and vttys.
 
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I have not installed Midnight Commander on my Fedora boxes. I use the Dolphin file manager and there are no ' around the filename there. the 'filename' only shows up in the shell, Konsole and Terminator.
 
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Renaming files with bad names is hardly the only thing OFMs can do that are otherwise difficult or impossible. They are opposite most good *nix tools, good at doing lots of things well rather than just one.
 
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What Command would I use to fix this problem ?
 
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What Command would I use to fix this problem ?
what command is producing the problem?

the only thing i can think of is ls, which adds single quotes to filenames with spaces in them.
 
  


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