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xargs and working with spaces in filenames
Authored by: Helge33 on Jul 29, '09 08:26:37AM

Thanks for these hints! I am still fighting with the actual *use* of a generated filelist. No matter how I assign a list like:

flist=`\find . -name .DS_Store -print0 | xargs -0`

Everytime I want to loop over this list it breaks in words and not in filenames! (i.e. for f in $flist ....)

I would like to write a little script which copies recursively each .DS_Store File from $topfolder1 to $topfolder2 (my backup space) and this for each subdirectory.

For a guru this is probably a two-liner...? :-)

Thanks, Helge



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