shell + escaping = confusion


    Jul 18 2007 | 2:33 pm
    Hi all, once again an attempt to create a folder containing spaces with shell.. running into weeirrd things here. The following patch is probably self-explanationary:
    -- save as 'conform.js;:
    function conform(v) { var splitString = v.split(" "); var newPath = splitString.join("\\ "); outlet(0, newPath); }
    save as anyhing:
    If there is a unix/regexp/shell/OS guru on this forum that immediately sees what's going on here, I'd appreciate your input.
    Cheers, Mattijs

    • Jul 18 2007 | 7:13 pm
      Quote: Mattijs wrote on Wed, 18 July 2007 16:33 ----------------------------------------------------
      No need to double-quote the folder name you want to create:
      (mkdir ~/Desktop/Super\ Folder) -> [shell]
      Cheers ;-) PG --
      > Hi all, once again an attempt to create a folder containing > spaces with shell.. running into weeirrd things here. > The following patch is probably self-explanationary: > > > -- save as 'conform.js;: > > function conform(v) > { > var splitString = v.split(" "); > var newPath = splitString.join("\\ "); > outlet(0, newPath); > } > > > save as anyhing: > > #P window setfont "Sans Serif" 9.; > #P window linecount 1; > #P comment 505 80 100 196617 works; > #P message 358 99 133 196617 conform "./ding dong dang"; > #P newex 358 117 71 196617 js conform.js; > #P newex 505 209 74 196617 prepend mkdir; > #P newex 505 229 31 196617 shell; > #P newex 505 137 27 196617 t b l; > #P message 505 180 136 196617 "./ding\\ dong\\ dang"; > #P newex 522 158 62 196617 prepend set; > #P message 505 99 133 196617 conform "./ding dong dang"; > #P newex 505 117 71 196617 js conform.js; > #P comment 358 80 100 196617 doesn't work; > #P connect 2 0 1 0; > #P connect 1 0 5 0; > #P connect 9 0 8 0; > #P fasten 8 0 7 0 363 202 510 202; > #P connect 7 0 6 0; > #P connect 4 0 7 0; > #P connect 5 0 4 0; > #P connect 5 1 3 0; > #P connect 3 0 4 0; > #P window clipboard copycount 11; > > If there is a unix/regexp/shell/OS guru on this forum that immediately sees what's going on here, I'd appreciate your input. > > Cheers, > Mattijs > ----------------------------------------------------
    • Jul 19 2007 | 8:33 am
      Quote: Philippe Gruchet wrote on Wed, 18 July 2007 21:13 ---------------------------------------------------- > Quote: Mattijs wrote on Wed, 18 July 2007 16:33 > ---------------------------------------------------- > > No need to double-quote the folder name you want to create: > > (mkdir ~/Desktop/Super\ Folder) -> [shell] > > Cheers ;-) > PG > --
      Thanks a lot Philippe :)
      It's still strange that setting a messagebox and banging it (which normally shouldn't result in a change in the original event), has a different effect.
      For the archives, this is the modified version, even though now the version with the intermediate messagebox is broken. I find this an interesting inconsistency/unintuitivity..
      (javascript remains unchanged)