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# 1  
Old 05-02-2009
Data cd command doesn't work through variables

Hi....
cd command is not working when dual string drive/volume name is passed to cd through variables.......
For Ex....
y=/Volumes/Backup\ vipin/
cd $y

the above command gives error.......
anyone with a genuine solution ?
# 2  
Old 05-02-2009
try:
make sure the PATH is correct. The shell has to evaluate the value of y first before it cn cd.

Code:
cd ${y}


cheers,
Devaraj Takhellambam
# 3  
Old 05-02-2009
it doens't work in case of dual word volume name........
that space between the two word is the culprit.....
# 4  
Old 05-02-2009
even though the shell evaluate the value of variable correctly still cd doesnt work ,gives error because of the space between two words
# 5  
Old 05-02-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by vipinchauhan222
even though the shell evaluate the value of variable correctly still cd doesnt work ,gives error because of the space between two words
What is the actual directory path? Can you do a direct CD to the PATH?
# 6  
Old 05-02-2009
yes the actually cd to the path is possible but it doesn't work when the value is passed through a variable........
for Ex....
cd '/Volumes/Backup vipin/' is working
But
y=''/Volumes/Backup vipin/'"
echo $y
'/Volumes/Backup vipin/'
cd $y
-sh: cd: '/Volumes/Backup: No such file or directory

doesn't work...
# 7  
Old 05-02-2009
I am also new to shell scripting can you tell me ..
why are you using "\" in /Volumes/Backup\ vipin/
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