[Vm-dev] Spaces in file names (was: renaming dprintf)

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Sat Aug 15 16:34:47 UTC 2009

On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 11:38:22AM -0600, David Farber wrote:
> Spaces in file names are natural to Mac users (I'm a Mac user) but,  
> in my opinion, they are best left to the "casual users" and the GUI  
> side of the OS.  If I'm working with documents in the regular GUI  
> apps (Text Edit, Word, the Finder, etc) I will use spaces in file names.
> But if I am on the "unix" side of the OS (using Terminal, using  
> emacs, using unix tools, doing development, etc) I do not use spaces  
> in file names.
> My preference would be to remove spaces from the file names in the  
> Mac OS subtree.

If you are working from a Terminal, try something like this to scan
for all C source and header files that contain the string 'foobar':

$ find 'Mac OS' -name '*.[ch]' -exec grep -l foobar {} \;


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