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Old 10-12-2003, 03:01 PM   #1
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Access Folders in shell mod ?

hi there i am new to linux havnt wrked much but installed much on mine system through an bootable cd,actually what i just wanna ask is that if i create folder as [ New Folder ] i am not able to access it in shell mode 'cas of the space in between
[ New *and* Folder ] is there any way so that i can work on the folders and file which has space in between them and access them and plz let me know whether can i use disk druid in rhl after the linux has been completely installed from the graphical mode plz reply soon,
Old 10-12-2003, 03:04 PM   #2
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You can escape the spaces or use quotes:
cd New\ Folder
cd "New Folder"

Using tab completion should automatically escape space - eg typing:
cd Ne<TAB>
Should fill out to:
cd New\ Folder
Old 10-12-2003, 03:07 PM   #3
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anyway, you should try NOT to name files/directories with spaces...use '.' , '-' or some other sign...


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