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Old 09-30-2008
Thanks Lakris & Perderabo for your response

I tried the solution for fname in *. *, It worked.

The other solution suggested by Lakris also worked.

Can i use a simlar way to tackle the problem for the directory listing(directories containing spaces)?

i have the following,

for dir in $(find . -type d)
echo $dir

Converted to

find . -type d | while read dir
echo $dir

Just wondering whether are there any other specific things that i need to worry about here?

Thanks again for the earlier responses.

# 9  
Old 09-30-2008
Hi again!
Yes, in general, whenever You want to use the $dir variable containing spaces other than just displaying it, for example as a parameter to another program, You must "protect" the spaces, using quotes.

But beware, it is common to get frustrated and confused (I have been several times) when You don't get the quotes right.

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