__/ [Buck Turgidson] on Saturday 22 October 2005 14:58 \__
> I have some mp3 files in a windows directory that I want to back up with a
> mail command. However, it appears that, due to spaces in the windows file
> names, it gets garbled.
> Is there a way to either get it to accept the name, or strip the spaces out
> of it?
> Here is the script and the output.
> for mp3file in `ls /windows/C/music/*`
> #echo "Backup" | mail -s $mp3file -a $mp3file buck01@xxxxxxxxx
> echo "$mp3file"
> The file "/windows/C/music/Muddy Waters - Got My Mojo Working.mp3"
> looks like this from the echo command:
I'd venture to guess that the format of the strings is improper. What you
ought to have is:
"/windows/C/music/Muddy\ Waters\ -\ Got\ My\ Mojo\ Working.mp3"
I suspect that if you exchnage 'ls' with something else, you will be able to
get past this problem.
'man echo' gives a few options that control trailing spaces and newlines.
PS - Do Google acknowledge that use of their 2 GB mail storage area? *wink*
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