a *very* odd question especially for me. Janina Sajka <janina at rednote.net> wrote

Willem van der Walt wvdwalt at csir.co.za
Wed Jul 29 05:50:10 UTC 2015

You said:
for example, dealing with filenames
that contain spaces is awkward.
One of the best things about unix, is that some one else likely had the 
same problem as what you are having now.
There is likely a tool written to solve exactly one's problem.
In the case of spaces in file names as well as other characters that can 
cause problems, the tool is called detox.
It, for example, changes the & character into the word and.
People using GUIs invariably create those sentences for file names, 
punctuation and all!
Regards, Willem

On Tue, 28 Jul 2015, Joel Roth wrote:

> Janina Sajka wrote:
>> I love scripting. It's fun, and it solves problems for me.
> There is a version of Linux, GoboLinux, with major utilities written
> as shell scripts.
> **And** there are some well-known limitations and
> infelicities in bash, for example, dealing with filenames
> that contain spaces is awkward.
> Joel
>> Janina
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