oh dear god. shell quoting isn't rocket science people. fine.
for future reference, the best test command for shell escaping is this:
echo "moo cow"
if the result is anything other than
there are quoting problems.
On Fri, Dec 30, 2005 at 04:03:18PM +0000, Liam O'Hagan wrote:
> 3. $ $command
> $ Error opening MP3: "Tiger: No such file or directory
> $ Error opening MP3: Rag.mp3": No such file or directory
>> bash has split the quoted parameter into two single-word parameters.
yes. because if you're going to craft the entire command by hand you
really should use the eval builtin.
like so: eval "$command"
it would be better if instead of constructing the command by hand you
instead did something like:
mp3info -flag "some meta info" "a file name"
foo="some meta info"
file="a file name"
mp3info -flag "$foo" "$file"
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