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Re: dealing with spaces in paths
- From: David Bear <david dot bear at asu dot edu>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2007 21:23:39 -0700
- Subject: Re: dealing with spaces in paths
- References: <1278386.c5zxZe01gc@teancum> <45A5AA85.firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Reply-to: david dot bear at asu dot edu
Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
> 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 needs.
>> 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.
since the homedir does have spaces in it, you need to enclose it in quotes
to prevent mount for assuming that each separate word in the path is a new
mount point. There is a sample of it at
the \" escapes the " so that it is passed through to the command line the
when I leave out the quotes -- I get multiple lines and multiple errors from
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