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re: dealing with spaces in paths
- From: Morgan Gangwere <0 dot fractalus at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2007 21:37:26 -0700
- Subject: re: dealing with spaces in paths
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David Bear wrote:
> > I'm attempting to script building mount points in order to handle
> > file names. So I do something like this:
> > homedir=`cygpath -w $USERPROFILE`
> > mount -buf "\"$homedir\" $HOME/myh
> > When I echo the mount command to the syntax looks correct.
> > However, when I actually run the mount command via the script I get the
> > message there are not enough parameters, like mount is not getting
> > needs.
> > Dealing with spaces is a huge pain... but this seems be one way to
> > them. Any idea why mount is unhappy when scripted as shown above?
because you are feeding mount a path like /boo/some stuff/ like mount
/boo/some stuff. unfortunately this is because you need quotes around
here's what i think your trying to run:
mount /cygdrive/c/documents and settings/$UNAME/
this will cause mount to think its bring run with the hooks
run something like mount "/cygdrive/c/documents and settings/"$UNAME"/"
and it should work...
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