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Old 06-17-2004, 05:54 AM   #1
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script #!/bin/bash, problem with space in file names


I have the script like bellow, but I have a problem when the file in directory "~tmp/" has name with white space, for instance "big and boss.htm". then $i equal just firs part of the file name fo instance "big" and not whole name. thats the problem,
do you know how to do it "correct"?

cd /home/tmp
for i in `find . -type f`




Old 06-17-2004, 06:25 AM   #2
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Try putting your variable in quotes: "$i"
Old 06-17-2004, 07:03 AM   #3
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maybe a backslash? (as bash interprits them as "dont interprit tht


/tmp/this\ is\ a\ file\ that\ has\ may\ bad\ chars\(\)\(\)\[\]\;\|\ .com

(note: the ".com" indicates the file is a windows virus, so dont click it)
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Yep thats good advises, thanks. But that resolved my problem only 50%.
because problem was with IFC. I set it on IFS=$'\n' and now it works.
Anyway thans for your advises.



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