misc/143848: fstab should accept device filenames with whitespaces

IIJIMA Hiromitsu delmonta at dennougedougakkai-ndd.org
Fri Feb 12 22:00:14 UTC 2010

>Number:         143848
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       fstab should accept device filenames with whitespaces
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Feb 12 22:00:13 UTC 2010
>Originator:     IIJIMA Hiromitsu
>Release:        FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE i386
FreeBSD prime.dennougedougakkai-ndd.org 8.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE #0: Sat Nov 21 15:48:17 UTC 2009     root at almeida.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  i386

	I have installed ports/sysutils/fusefs-ntfs and I got a device name
	'/dev/ntfs/Windows XP'. The following commands work fine:
	# mkdir /c
	# mount '/dev/ntfs/Windows XP' /c

	But when I try to write this mounting to /etc/fstab,
	There is no way to write the whitespace in fstab.
	I tried (1) quoting filename with "" and (2) using \040 notation,
	with no good result.


	Try to mount a NTFS partition with a volume label with a whitespace.


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