a *very* odd question especially for me. Janina Sajka <janina at rednote.net> wrote
chaltain at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 08:44:09 UTC 2015
How is dealing with file names with blanks in them awkward? I put those
file names in quotes, just like I do in Windows and other operating
systems. Maybe DOS and the old 8.3 file names didn't support spaces in
them, but I would hardly consider this to be an advantage of DOS over Linux.
On 07/29/2015 12:50 AM, Willem van der Walt wrote:
> 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.
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