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Old 03-07-2004, 11:50 AM   #1
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Wink directory-names with spaces...


I am happy having found this forum. Some problems I had were solved in a nice manner.
Now I have a little problem with directories that were created by an application, for there are spaces in the directory-names.
Working in a terminal with these directories I found out that I cannot access these directories in a normal way.
Is there a method to overcome these spaces, for instance with an escape-character?
I'll give one example: /mp3/Groove Salad, how do I access that directory "Groove Salad"?
I know I could rename the dir in a file-browser, but the next time I should have to do that again, and again and again...

Thanks in advance for any help and with kind regards,

Old 03-07-2004, 11:55 AM   #2
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Try putting it in quotes:

cd mp3
cd 'Groove Salad'
Old 03-07-2004, 12:06 PM   #3
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Don't forget the command line auto-completition. That's going to make you life much easier . It works like this:

cd mp3/Gro

then press "tab" key. It will complete the hole directory name for you. Use it often and you will navigate through your system faster then any gui like application



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