.bash_profile and spaces

Igor Pechtchanski pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Fri Dec 3 18:59:00 GMT 2004


On Fri, 3 Dec 2004, Felipe Franciosi wrote:

> Hello there!
>
> I've looked into this list archives and haven't found this issue being
> discussed before, so I've decided to post it.
>
> It's my first time using cygwin, and I've noticed that the .bash_profile
> file came with the following content:
>
> --------------------8<--------------------
> if [ -e ${HOME}/.bashrc ] ; then
>   source ${HOME}/.bashrc
> fi
> --------------------8<--------------------
>
> Well, the thing is that neither this test neither the command line would
> work with directories containing spaces.
>
> I think that it's very common for windows users to have spaces on their
> usernames (my case), which would automatically include a space into the
> ${HOME} variable.
>
> The solution I've found to fix this issue is to set commas around both
> lines, resulting in this:
>
> --------------------8<--------------------
> if [ -e "${HOME}/.bashrc" ] ; then
>   source "${HOME}/.bashrc"
> fi
> --------------------8<--------------------
>
> What do you say about it?

We'd say that cygwin-apps is the wrong list for this report; that the
right list is the main Cygwin list (<cygwin at cygwin dot com>); and that
this issue *is* in the archives of that list.

Redirecting.  Please remove cygwin-apps from any further discussion on
this.
	Igor
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