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Re: cd to folder with spaces - in a script



On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 10:40 AM, Michael Casey
<michaelcasey73 gmail com> wrote:
> How can I cd into a dir, when it contains spaces, and I need to use it in a
> script?
>
> the directory:
> /home/user/this is a folder/something
>
> normally I would use:
> cd /home/user/this\ is\ a\ folder/something/
>
> but in a script I cant just add the "\"
> like:
>
> find . -type d | while read FOLDER; do cd $FOLDER; done
> $ No such file or directory
>
> the problem is, that there would be more "special chars" then spaces, "sed"
> them all? :D

Had the exact same problem, using cd "$FOLDER", i.e., adding the
double quotes around the $FOLDER, solved it for me.

Peter


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