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Old 08-17-2009
issue in naming a file

Hi,

I want to create a file named 'abc(+1)' and append the data of file 'abc' to it. But getting error as unexpected'(' when i tried to use the following command.

cat abc > abc(+1)

Is there any other way to include brackets along with +1 in the file name?

TIA.
# 2  
Old 08-17-2009
try this.. its working for me...

Code:
cat abc > "abc(+1)"

# 3  
Old 08-17-2009
Below is another solution:
cat abc > abc\(\+1\)
# 4  
Old 08-17-2009
Though you can do it, it is inadvisible to create filenames containing characters recognised by the shell (including asterisk and brackets). When expanded in shell such names can interfere with the operation of the shell program.

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