I'm writing a little script to set ID values on mp3 files and
I'm running into a problem with spaces in arguments to a binary.
The following command, issued at the command line, works fine :
mp3info -a "Louis Armstrong" -l "The Essential Louis" -t \
"Basin Street Blues" "Basin Street Blues.mp3"
However, if I do this :
command="mp3info -a \"Louis Armstrong\" -l \"The Essential Louis\" -t \
\"Basin Street Blues\" \"Basin Street Blues.mp3\""
Then issue :
I get the following errors :
Error opening MP3: Armstrong": No such file or directory
Error opening MP3: Essential: No such file or directory
Error opening MP3: Louis": No such file or directory
etc, etc, etc ....
It appears that bash is not passing the quoted arguments intact
but is breaking them up at the spaces.
I've tried escaping the spaces with no change in behavior.
Is there a simple trick that I'm missing to get bash to pass the arguments
as I'd like?
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