On Wed, Feb 12, 2003 at 03:06:29PM +0300, Denis N. Peplin wrote:
> I try to escape blankspace in filenames by using backslash
> First, i'm test sed expression:
> $ sed 's/ /\\ /g'
> long file name
> long\ file\ name
> this ok.
> second, include this sed expression in sh command substitution:
> $ filename=`echo "long file name" | sed 's/ /\\ /g'` ; echo $filename
> long file name
> with csh all ok, but with Bourne not. is this bug or feature?
> i'm searched in google and only found different instructions about
> escaping variables by hand...

Escaping inside backticks ` is very tricky. Try this instead:

$ filename=$(echo "long file name" | sed 's/ /\\ /g'); echo $filename
long\ file\ name

In /bin/sh, $() is the same construct as ``, see man sh(1).



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