[CentOS] manipulating files and directories with spaces

Kenneth Porter shiva at sewingwitch.com
Wed Nov 21 01:19:51 UTC 2007

--On Tuesday, November 20, 2007 1:14 PM -0500 Dave <dmehler26 at woh.rr.com> 

> My issue is the files were made with spaces so find isn't able to find
> them.

Good to know about the -print0 trick.

My rule of thumb is that when I see a space in a filename, that's a clue 
that a directory is likely needed to group content together. Not 
necessarily true for end users, but almost always true in my programming 
work. Just as spaces provide semantic boundaries in natural language, 
directory separators provide such boundaries in filesystem organization.

For example, instead of creating a folder named "my company's photos for 
2007", I'd create "Company/Photos/2007".

My office is a mess, but my disk stays highly organized. ;)

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