>niall at bagend:/tmp >for x in `grep ding fonts|grep -v TT|sed -e
> 's/ /*/g'`; do
> echo `echo $x|sed -e 's/*/ /g'`; done
> -ttf-zapfdingbats bt-medium-r-normal-regular-0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1
>> but that sucks large hairy rocks (though I must say that I only
> just thought
> of it, and I'll use it in future unless one of you geniuses can
> come up with
> the 'right' answer)
>> The bash man page is rather unhelpful. It says
>> Bash performs the expansion by executing command and replacing the command
> substitution with the standard output of the command, with any trailing
> newlines deleted. Embedded newlines are not deleted, but they may
> be removed
> during word splitting.
I don't have a lot of time, but here are a few things to look at:
o Try setting IFS (inter-field separator or something) to _not_
include a space. Then word splitting will not happen at spaces.
OLDIFS=$IFS IFS='\n' for i in `stuff with CR & spaces` ; do
This doesn't work as-is...
o use xargs -0. Something like
grep regex file | perl -e 'chop; print $_ "\000"' |
xargs -0 cmd...
Excuse the perl. I don't know perl, but you should get the idea.
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