whitespace in variables (tsch)
Mon Feb 11 23:20:00 GMT 2008
On Feb 11 11:59, Christopher Stack wrote:
> first time cygwin user and im running into a problem when setting
> location variables on a pc. since the pc uses whitespace (like
> c:/Program Files), setting a variable as a direction to this location
> seems impossible. how do you get tsch to parse the variable properly?
> i've been searching google for the past two days and can't find a
> solution. it would seem other should have run into this previously,
> and yes, please i've already heard all the arguments against
> programming in csh and if i knew bash i'd use it. thanks in advance
> for not being *that* person.
The secret buzzword is "quoting". In every shell. On every OS.
This is not Cygwin specific. I typed the below in a tcsh on Linux.
tcsh$ cd /tmp
tcsh$ mkdir foo\ bar
tcsh$ setenv DIR "foo bar"
tcsh$ cd $DIR
cd: Too many arguments.
tcsh$ cd "$DIR"
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