problems with the ln command

Dick Roth raroth7 at comcast.net
Mon Jul 5 18:20:02 UTC 2004


On Mon, 2004-07-05 at 14:16, Aaron Gaudio wrote:
> Behold, Fons van der Beek <fons at so-o.nl> hath decreed:
> > >
> > > I believe that the quotation marks around the paths may be your
> > > problem.  Try the command string without the quotation marks.
> > >
> > > Dick
> > >
> > 
> > That's rather hard to do because other directories have spaces in the
> > directory name..
> > insteam of "Nelly" e.g. "beasty boys" then I need those quotation marks....
> > 
> 
> Fons, et al:
> 
> Quotation marks should not be messing you up. They are interpreted by bash to
> keep it from seperating the arguments on the command line,
> so by the time the ln command gets executed, no quotes will passed in the
> argument.
> 
> You could also get around needing quotes by escaping the embedded spaces using
> backslashes (e.g. beasty\ boys), but that is rarely as convenient.

Sorry I muddied the water re quotation marks.

Dick






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