file/directory names with space in between

Derek Ragona derek at
Tue Apr 15 14:08:28 UTC 2008

At 06:25 PM 4/14/2008, Simon Gao wrote:
>I need to work on some files and directories that have spaces in them like:
>interesting story\2008 March\{story one,story two}.
>When using find with -exec, part of the file/directory name will be 
>missing and therefore lead to error.
>What should I do to put escape key in there to include full names?

try using double quotes and wild cards where the spaces are, such as:

find / -name "interesting*story\2008*March\{story*one,story*two}"


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