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RE: Bash puzzle: Spaces, environment variables and tab completion
- From: "Gary R. Van Sickle" <g dot r dot vansickle at worldnet dot att dot net>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2002 01:05:25 -0600
- Subject: RE: Bash puzzle: Spaces, environment variables and tab completion
[snip $PF is a path with spaces]
> So, I ask the list:
> Can you define $PF so that cd $PF;
> ls $PF/Games; and ls $PF/G<tab> all work???
Yep: use single-quotes ('), not double ("). And ask not why; there are none
alive who understand the seemingly random shell quoting rules.
Note also that this doesn't do what one needs it to in all circumstances (FOR
NAME in $LIST_OF_PATHS_WITH_SPACES... comes to mind); in such cases you must
resort to the very useful "cygpath" utility (q.v.).
Gary R. Van Sickle
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