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Old 03-25-2005, 09:32 AM   #1
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Ashland, KY
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command line handling folder/filenames

I was just wondering what the correct syntax when issuing commands when you are dealing with folders/filenames that contain spaces, apostrophes, and what not. I've got a couple folders that use apostrophes and I have been able to fully access via command line. I have use the backslash before for spaces (I am sort of familiar with using backslashes from my programming classes).
Old 03-25-2005, 09:43 AM   #2
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You're right. Most things can be "escaped" with a '\'. Though, I like quotes myself. For example: cp "Why the hell would you ever want to use a space in a filename" Ahhhh_much_better


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