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Re: annoying BASH does not interpret quotation marks right?



On 07May2006 16:35, Filippos Klironomos <presariod gmail com> wrote:
| 
| On 5/7/06, Dave Mitchell <davem iabyn com <"mailto:davem iabyn com"> > wrote:
| 
|     On Sun, May 07, 2006 at 04:09:41PM -0700, Filippos Klironomos wrote:
|     > Hello list,
|     >
|     > I'm trying to parse a list of videos I have to convert them to a
|     different
|     > format. The video names
|     > have spaces in them so I do something like:
|     >
|     > for file in *.flv ; do ffmpeg -i \"${file}\" \"${file}.avi\" ; done
|     >
|     > but the quotmarks do not work and ffmpeg is not fed the whole video
|     name but
|     > only the
|     > part up to the first space so it fails.
| 
|     Don't escape the quotes. ie you just need
| 
|         for file in *.flv ; do ffmpeg -i "$file" "$file.avi" ; done
| 
| Same problem!
| That's why I added the quotes to begin with but somehow BASH keeps ignoring
| them :-(

Then it sounds to me like ffmpeg is stuffing things up.
The for loop quoted above is perfectly correct, suggesting that ffmpeg
is mangling the string internally somehow.
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