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Re: Help changing dir with spaces...

On Wed, 27 Feb 2002 18:56:28 +0100, Jonathan Gift <> wrote:
> I'm very familiar with Linux and new to Cywin, but one of my first
> priorities is to mobe around the Bash shell. The only really pressing matter
> is how to move to the folders under WXP: C:\Documents and settings
> I can move to C:\Work or C:\tmp but anything with spaces it balks at. Since
> I can't change XP's default, is there a way to get Bash to accept the space?

Bash on Cygwin works exactly as Bash on GNU/Linux. If you are "very
familiar with Linux", you should know that you have several options.
1. You can escape the space by using backslash, i.e. do
       cd /cygdrive/c/Documents\ and\ settings 
2. You can use wildcard - cd /cygdrive/c/Documents*settings        
       or  cd /cygdrive/c/Documents?and?settings 
3. You can quote the full directory name, i.e. do
       cd "/cygdrive/c/Documents and settings"
4. You can use the Bash name completion mechanism -
       type:  cd /cygdrive/c/Documen  and TAB
  play with it and learn how it work.

P.S. I saw Larry's email, but I couldn't resist myself.

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