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Re: cygwin and long filenames with spaces
On Fri, Aug 09, 2002 at 10:30:08AM -0700, Randall R Schulz wrote:
> At 10:17 2002-08-09, Jon LaBadie wrote:
> >On Fri, Aug 09, 2002 at 12:11:45PM -0400, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> >> On Fri, 9 Aug 2002, Chris Game wrote:
> >> > Well, 'builtin cd "$*";' works! No idea if that's the correct
> >> > modification though.
> >> >
> >> > Thanks for all the help - what a group!
> >> I'd make that 'builtin cd "$@"' instead. Not sure if it matters in the
> >> case of cd, but this would make it treat quoted parameters properly...
> >> Good practice, anyway. :-)
> >Good practice for most scripts. But it would make the two strings
> >separate quoted arguments when the objective is to make them one.
> Not quite. It means that the number of arguments seen by the built-in "cd"
> command will be identical to the number of arguments given in the top-level
> (interactive or scripted) invocation of the "cd" shell function.
> Since the built-in "cd" command takes options (try "help cd"), the "$@" is
> Usually "$@" is the right way to go, but there could be times when joining
> multiple arguments into a single string might be called for.
Lost my head thinking the OP wanted to automagically
deal with dirnames containing spaces.
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