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Re: cd to folder with spaces - in a script



Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
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

As noted, use double quotes.

One way:

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

(assumes no argument overflow in the Shell)

There are bound to be other ways.

Warning, if you use xargs for similar things, use 'print0' for the find and '-0' on the xargs:
  find ~ -type f -size +50k -print0 | xargs -0 ls -s | sort -n

or similar.

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