[CentOS] stupid bash question

Thu Aug 16 22:14:08 UTC 2012
Kahlil Hodgson <kahlil.hodgson at dealmax.com.au>

On 16/08/12 08:19, Craig White wrote:
> the relevant snippet is...
> NAME="*.mov" cd $IN if test -n "$(find . -maxdepth 1 -name $NAME
> -print -quit)"
The problem is the outermost double quotes in the "$(...)" expression
and figuring out how to pass the appropriate quotes into the subshell 
created by the $(). One trick is to let the outer shell do the 
interpolation first.

The following script may be informative:


echo $NAME
echo "$NAME"

echo $(echo $NAME)
echo $(echo "$NAME")
echo $(echo \"$NAME\")
echo $(echo '$NAME')

echo "$(echo $NAME)"
echo "$(echo "$NAME")"
echo "$(echo \"$NAME\")"
echo "$(echo '$NAME')"

if test -n "$(find . -name "$NAME")"
     echo FOUND IT

Hope this helps,

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