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Old 02-27-2008
Reading a file using sh with spaces in filename


I am trouble parsing through a file with spaces in the filename. I need to grab "supportIDPS/SCM/windows_install/file groups/dds.fgl" and then do a md5sum on it. I am using sh.
Any help is appreciated.

Here is an example of the input file:
7eedbc9f7902bf4c1878d9e571addf9a supportIDPS/SCM/windows_install/file groups/dds.fgl
341001e442a16435a4dca02ce0fb1fa6 supportIDPS/SCM/windows_install/file groups/default.fdf
a06707d4ff14b9718ad1a876689ae3ad supportIDPS/SCM/windows_install/file groups/inf.fgl
# 2  
Old 02-27-2008
Try the cut command.

With a space as fieldseperator you can print the 2nd and the 3th column. Check the manpage of cut.

# 3  
Old 02-27-2008
As told by Franklin52, you can use:

cut -f2- -d ' ' input_file

# 4  
Old 02-27-2008
I figured out two solutions:

Solution 1:
while read line ;do
CUT=`echo "$line" | sed 's/^.* //g'`
md5sum $CUT

Solution 2:
while read checksum file ;do
md5sum "$file"

Thanks everyone
# 5  
Old 02-29-2008
Try searching for my posts - I gave some instructions about this.
But in short way:

instead of
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