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RE: scripting problem



	Actually I do.  But it is more complicated than that.  If I tgz up
the /home/user directory, then the tgz file would be over 10GB in size.
Breaks the 2GB limit.  So I get a directory listing and then tgz up each
directory individually so that it doesn't give me any tgz file larger than
2GB in size.  I can post the whole script if anybody wants, but I wanted to
get a few bugs out of it before releasing it to the general public.
	I found this problem when I was baking up a VMware Virtual machine.
There are 2 files that have spaces in them:
Red Hat Linux.vmsd
Red Hat Linux.vmx
	So when the script runs, it breaks them apart at the spaces and
tries to tar up "Red", "Hat", Linux.vmsd and Linux.vmx

Thanks
Steve

> -----Original Message-----
> From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com [mailto:redhat-list-
> bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Aaron Bliss
> Sent: Monday, January 28, 2008 3:01 PM
> To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
> Subject: Re: scripting problem
> 
> Steve,
> The easiest way to work around the space problem is to just use tar to
> backup the home directory.
> 
> Aaron
> 
> Steven Buehler wrote:
> > I am hoping that someone here can help me with this.  I am running a
> little
> > script that backs up some directories for me.  Below is snippet that
> gets me
> > into trouble.
> > ---------------------
> > #!/bin/sh
> > DIRSTOBACKUP=`/bin/ls -d1 /home/user/*`
> > for NAMEDIR in ${DIRSTOBACKUP[ ]}
> > do
> > echo $NAMEDIR
> > done
> > ---------------------
> >
> > The problem is that some of the directories have spaces in the names.
> When
> > running the for loop, it will take the new NAMEDIR at the space.  So
> "Red
> > Hat" would end up listing as 2 directories, "Red" and "Hat".  Any way
> around
> > this?
> >
> > Thanks
> > Steve
> >
> >
> 
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