I feel stupid -- determine the full path to a file

Dave Smith dave at thesmithfam.org
Thu Dec 6 15:32:43 MST 2007


Andrew McNabb wrote:
> If you don't like my example, I'm sure I could dig up some script that
> has strings that look like "\\\\\\"\\\\"some string \\\\"\\\\\\"", where
> all of the backslashes only exist so that escaping will happen properly
> at some later point in the script. :(

Agreed. Escaping and spaces can cause hiccups in bash programs. Arrays 
suck too. :)

--Dave



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