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

Eliot Miranda eliot.miranda at gmail.com
Sat Aug 15 23:27:34 UTC 2009

On Sat, Aug 15, 2009 at 9:34 AM, David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com> wrote:

> 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 {} \;

If there are spaces in the filename then you need to put quotes around the
file name expansion, i.e.

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

> Dave
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