Space character in rc.conf variable
Adam Vande More
amvandemore at gmail.com
Sat Oct 30 21:13:49 UTC 2010
On Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 3:11 PM, Doug Barton <dougb at freebsd.org> wrote:
> On 10/30/10 11:56, Harald Servat wrote:
>> Hello -hackers,
>> (although this is a network topic, I think this may be the appropiate
>> to ask. If you think it's not, please, tell me)
>> I'm trying to configure my wifi SSID within /etc/rc.conf in FreeBSD 8.1
>> amd64 , but I've found that I'm unable to get it working at boot time
>> (although I can do it after boot in cmd line).
>> My SSID has an space character and I don't know how to deal with it. So
>> question is easy, how do I add an space in the SSID? I've tried wrapping
>> SSID using \" , \' also adding \(space), changing " for ' and others
>> As an example my rc.conf entry looks like
>> ifconfig_wlan0="ssid SSID WITH SPACE dhcp"
>> and after booting I see that ifconfig tried to connect to SSID instead
>> "SSID WITH SPACE".
>> As I said, if I run ifconfig wlan0 ssid "SSID WITH SPACE" from the
>> line, works fine.
> The best solution would be to change the SSID to one without spaces. :)
> If you can't or won't do that, one of these should work, please report back
> which one does:
> ='ssid "ssid with space" DHCP'
> ='ssid \"ssid with space\" DHCP'
> ="ssid 'ssid with space' DHCP"
> ="ssid \'ssid with space\' DHCP"
I changed the ssid to an ascii representation, and it worked. Can't
remember if it was decimal or hex though.
Adam Vande More
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