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Old 10-29-2001
An interesting problem

here is an interesting problem .....

I ftp a file named " my first file.doc" from windows to my HP workstation.

Ftp is succesful. The file appears with the same name in my home directory.. But now how do I open this file??

while using Vi or More or other editor, they take only the first part "My" and create a new file. any ideas how to open this file?? I dont wanna change the filename in windows and ftp again..

# 2  
Old 10-29-2001
Hello there,

What you can actually do is change the name and add underscore between the words.Unix does NOT understand files with spaces. You can make it look something like that.
You can even get rid of the *.doc extension.
# 3  
Old 10-29-2001
Thanx Guest100,
I know thats the simplest way for doing it. But with many experts out here in this forum, i looking for an unconventional way to open the file in Unix only without going back to that Silly Microsoft's windows.
# 4  
Old 10-29-2001

If you have got sth like My Foo Bar.doc, a silly windoze file name,you may try My\ Foo\ Bar.doc in Unix just have a try
i DONT know whether it works under your OS
# 5  
Old 10-29-2001
it workes

thanx Sed,
It works fine on HP-UX..
# 6  
Old 11-02-2001
You could also just enclose the filename in quotes:

vi "<I>file name</I>"
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