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Old 05-11-2009
Problem with spaces in directory path

Hi Gurus,

I have a requirement.

Code:
cat /usdd/Sample/"NDDF Plus DB"/"NDDF Descriptive and Pricing"/"NDDF BASICS 3.0"/"Pricing"/1.txt | 
   sed 's/[ ]*|[ ]*/|/g' | 
   sed 's/^[ \t]*//'| 
   sed 's/^[ \t]*//;
   s/[ \t]*$//' > temp.txt

In unix prompt the above command is reading the file 1.txt and I am getting the output.

But when I execute a script containing the the following lines(same as the above command) it is throwing an error "No such path or directory".

Code:
scripts_path='/usdd/Sample'
path1='"NDDF Plus DB"/"NDDF Descriptive and Pricing"/"NDDF BASICS 3.0"/"Pricing"'

cat $scripts_path/"$path1"/1.txt | 
   sed 's/[ ]*|[ ]*/|/g' | 
   sed 's/^[ \t]*//'| 
   sed 's/^[ \t]*//;
   s/[ \t]*$//' > temp.txt

Kindly give me a solution.

Last edited by otheus; 05-11-2009 at 05:23 PM.. Reason: added code tags
# 2  
Old 05-11-2009
Quote:
path1='"NDDF Plus DB"/"NDDF Descriptive and Pricing"/"NDDF BASICS 3.0"/"Pricing"'
remove the single quotes or the double ones here. You don't need both.
 

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