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Old 11-04-2009
Space in a arg

Hi,

When i am running a script it considers the below as mulitple arguments.
There is any command which can ignore the spaces.

I tried by using sed like below to ignore but it doesnt work.

Code:
sed 's/ /\\ /g'

100% Haddock Fillets Battered 500G-small.gif

~vino
# 2  
Old 11-04-2009
As it is not so clear, am assuming the following.

Code:
$ cat t.sh
echo $1 $2

Code:
$ sh t.sh '100% Haddock Fillets Battered 500G-small.gif' 'another file'
100% Haddock Fillets Battered 500G-small.gif another file


$ sh t.sh 100% Haddock Fillets Battered 500G-small.gif another file
100% Haddock


You need to quote your arguments finally... GOT ?
# 3  
Old 11-04-2009
I need a command to ignore the white spaces when reading a file.
Which contains contents like below.

Where i will be reading each line and passing as a argument to another process.

Due to this space its throwing multiple arguments error.


Code:
products/100% Haddock Fillets  500G-small.gif
products/100% Haddock Fillets  500G.gif
products/2 Hot and Spicy  Grills 200G -small.gif
products/2 Hot and Spicy  Grills 200G.gif
products/2 Original  Fillet Burgers 180G -small.gif
products/2 Original  Fillet Burgers 180G.gif

# 4  
Old 11-04-2009
Quote it from where you are sending.... Again quoting is the answer.


Example:

Process 1: Get and prints the argument.

Code:
$ cat get-arg.sh
echo $1 $2



File
: f1 is the file which has the given content

Code:
$ cat f1
products/100% Haddock Fillets  500G-small.gif
products/100% Haddock Fillets  500G.gif
products/2 Hot and Spicy  Grills 200G -small.gif
products/2 Hot and Spicy  Grills 200G.gif
products/2 Original  Fillet Burgers 180G -small.gif
products/2 Original  Fillet Burgers 180G.gif

Process 2: Reads lines, and calls the other process with the argument.

Code:
$ cat t1.sh
while read line
do
#echo $line
sh ./get-arg.sh "$line"
done < ./f1

Note: When "" around line is there then it had been taken as a single argument...

I hope you have got it now as because i demonstrated enough ....

If needed, give without QUOTE in $line, then you will printing only first two words...


With Quote:
Code:
$ sh t1.sh
products/100% Haddock Fillets 500G-small.gif
products/100% Haddock Fillets 500G.gif
products/2 Hot and Spicy Grills 200G -small.gif
products/2 Hot and Spicy Grills 200G.gif
products/2 Original Fillet Burgers 180G -small.gif
products/2 Original Fillet Burgers 180G.gif

Without Quote:

Code:
$ sh t1.sh
products/100% Haddock
products/100% Haddock
products/2 Hot
products/2 Hot
products/2 Original
products/2 Original

 

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