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Re: dealing with spaces in paths

David Bear wrote:
I'm attempting to script building mount points in order to handle spaces in
file names. So I do something like this:

homedir=`cygpath -w $USERPROFILE`
mount -buf "\"$homedir\" $HOME/myh

When I echo the mount command to the syntax looks correct.

However, when I actually run the mount command via the script I get the
message there are not enough parameters, like mount is not getting what it

Dealing with spaces is a huge pain... but this seems be one way to handle
them. Any idea why mount is unhappy when scripted as shown above?

Quote $USERPROFILE. Loose the '\'s around $homedir. Make sure that there is only 1 quote preceding $homedir.

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