find(1) behaving strange or do I miss something

Ariel Burbaickij
Tue Jul 10 21:11:00 GMT 2007

Hello all,
following situation:
I hate white spaces in file and cranked tiny bashscript for replacing
them that goes like this:
for i in `find . -type f`
mv $i /some_directory/`echo $i|sed 's/ /_/g'`

On this I get complaints from mv that it cannot find files that are
basically parts of the
name with spaces like this:

idiotic file with whitespaces

cannot stat 'idiotic' -- no such file or directory
cannot stat 'file' -- no such file or directory

Truth to be told I hoped that find would still manage to treat them as
single entity.
Are my expectations to high or is it bug indeed?

Ariel Burbaickij

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