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Re: cd to folder with spaces - in a script



On Thu, 2009-05-21 at 19:40 +0200, Michael Casey 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

One way:

echo "`find . -type d `" | while read FOLDER ... etc.

(assumes no argument overflow in the Shell)

There are bound to be other ways.

poc


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