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Re: cygwin and long filenames with spaces
On Thu, Aug 08, 2002 at 06:38:14AM -0700, Michael A Chase wrote:
>On Thu, 8 Aug 2002 14:12:51 +0100 Chris Game <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> How can you pass long filenames which include spaces to cygwin/bash
>> commands like 'ls' under MS-Windows? Neither escaping the spaces, nor
>> enclosing the filename in single or double quotes seems to work. I
>> have to use the old DOS style short filename like /cygdrive/Docume~
>> 1/... which can be a nuisance.
>Quoting the entire file specification or escaping the spaces with '\' are
>the normal ways that spaces in file or directory names are handled. Can
>you send us the exact sequence of commands you are trying that are not
>working as you expece?
Quoting spaces with \ doesn't work from the command line on cygwin. Quoting
the entire specification does, e.g.
ls -l "/cygdrive/c/Program Files"
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