whitespace in variables (tsch)
Tue Feb 12 02:59:00 GMT 2008
thanks much corinna. i knew to try various ways of quoting, but
wouldn't have thought of quoting the variable itself when called!
you're a life-saver.
On Feb 11, 2008 12:26 PM, Corinna Vinschen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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,
> > no?
> > 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 "$DIR"
> tcsh$ pwd
> /tmp/foo bar
> Corinna Vinschen Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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