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Re: quoting windows pathnames
- From: Frank Schmitt <ich at Frank-Schmitt dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 26 May 2003 22:43:38 +0200
- Subject: Re: quoting windows pathnames
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"Charles D. Russell" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Since switching to Windows XP, I am forced to use pathnames with spaces. In
> .profile, how do you quote a pathname with spaces so that cd $DIRNAME and
> ls $DIRNAME will work? I can write a $DIRNAME that will work in makefiles
> or when invoked from the bash shell as ls "$DIRNAME", but I can't find a way
> that lets me omit the quotes when using ls from the shell prompt.
Silly question but why do you _have_ to use paths with spaces in them
under Windows XP? It's possible to change e.g. the default programs
directory from e.g. C:\Program Files\ to C:\Programs\, the same stands
for the other standard directories.
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