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Old 04-09-2006, 08:03 AM   #1
benben_shen
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How To Access Folders with a Space in the Name


Hi Guys:

I have this problem, I have a portable disk which I created folders under windows, names having space in side, for example a folder called "My Music",

How do I access them from Linux command line? when I type "CD My Music", it will just say "My is not a valid name"

Please help me

Thanks a lot.
 
Old 04-09-2006, 08:08 AM   #2
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Use tab. It will complete the path for you automatically. You could alternatively use back slashes:

cd My\ Music\

or something like that. I always use tab though
 
Old 04-09-2006, 08:29 AM   #3
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Or you can use " " to surround the name:
Code:
cd "My Music"
As with Mega Man, I prefer Tab completion though.

--Ian
 
Old 04-09-2006, 08:33 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by benben_shen
Hi Guys:

I have this problem, I have a portable disk which I created folders under windows, names having space in side, for example a folder called "My Music",

How do I access them from Linux command line? when I type "CD My Music", it will just say "My is not a valid name"

Please help me

Thanks a lot.
if you shell supports it just #cd M <-- tab it :-)
 
Old 04-10-2006, 12:28 AM   #5
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all right guys, thanks a lot for your opinion. love you guys, everytime I have some problems, sure got people help me here.
 
Old 04-10-2006, 02:35 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mega Man X
cd My\ Music\

or something like that. I always use tab though
cd My\ Music/
 
Old 04-10-2006, 03:17 PM   #7
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thanks Alien_Hominid. I knew I was doing something wrong. The Tab key made me lazy
 
  


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