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xargs and working with spaces in filenames
Authored by: CarlRJ on Jul 21, '09 03:50:41PM

Actually, no. Quotes on the command line are only to get around the shell's default command line processing. Whether or not you put quotes around {}, the argument that <tt>find</tt> gets will not have quotes. And it doesn't need them, as the command will not be reinterpreted by any more shells (where quoting might matter), it'll get fork'd and exec'd directly from find with no further processing of the arguments.



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