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RE: scripting problem



Untill somebody uses a '=' sign in the name of a directory...

The IFS solution is probably a lot safer.

One other solution would be to make tar create several files with a
maximum size of 2G.  If you want I'll post the scripts I use for this
but it's little more than an extended version of the example code in the
tar manual.

A basic example is explained at
http://www.cgi-interactive-uk.com/splitting_large_files.html, but more
examples can be found by googling "tar multi volume".  The example
described on this page is interactive but you can also use a script for
this as explained on e.g.
http://cclib.nsu.ru/projects/gnudocs/gnudocs/tar/tar_137.html.

Regards

Bram

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-----Original Message-----
> From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com 
> [mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Steven Buehler
> Sent: maandag 28 januari 2008 22:22
> To: 'General Red Hat Linux discussion list'
> Subject: RE: scripting problem
> 
> Perfect.  Thank You SO MUCH.  That did the trick.
> Steve
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com [mailto:redhat-list-
> > bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Broekman, Maarten
> > Sent: Monday, January 28, 2008 3:09 PM
> > To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
> > Subject: RE: scripting problem
> > 
> > You could push the ls output through sed to remove the 
> spaces for the
> > for-loop and then again when you are inside the loop.
> > 
> > DIRSTOBACKUP=`/bin/ls -d1 /home/user/* | /bin/sed -e 's/ /=/g'`
> > for NAMEDIR in ${DIRSTOBACKUP[ ]}
> >  do
> >      DIR=`echo $NAMEDIR | /bin/sed -e 's/=/ /g'`
> >      echo $DIR
> >  done
> > 
> > It's a bit round-about but it'll get around the spaces.
> > 
> > 
> > Maarten Broekman
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com
> > [mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Aaron Bliss
> > Sent: Monday, January 28, 2008 4:01 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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> > (585) 395-2417
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