Rsyncing Windows directory to a Linux box: problem with
spacesin directory names
charlesnadeau at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 17 15:33:36 EST 2003
Wayne Davison wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 16, 2003 at 08:08:53PM -0600, Max Kipness wrote:
>> Based on what was just said above, I am using Bash version 2.05b.0(1),
>> and no extra configs for splitting are necessary as it splits
>> appropriately at the end of the line.
> No, bash splits on all whitespace by default. Take a file like this:
> one two three
> four five six
> seven eight nine
> put it in a var:
> foo=`cat file`
> and then expand it:
> echo $foo
> This echo command gets 9 separate args. If you use this:
> echo "$foo"
> This echo command gets just 1 arg (with spaces and newlines included).
> However, if you set IFS to contain just a newline, then the unquoted
How should I change this? By putting this line in my .bashrc:
> $foo reference returns 3 args. So, that's one possible bash solution.
Charles-E. Nadeau Ph.D
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