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Re: [gcmd-usr] Passing multiple file pathes to shell scripts

From: mi
Subject: Re: [gcmd-usr] Passing multiple file pathes to shell scripts
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2022 18:39:06 +0200

I setup these files:

file one.mp4                    # one whitespace
file  two.mp4                   # two whitespaces
file   three .mp4               # three whitespaces plus one before the suffix

This works when invoked from shell, but not with gcmd:

        mkdir $targetdir
        alias message='zenity --info --text'
        files=$(printf '%s' "$files" | sed 's/\.mp4/\.mp4\\n/g')
        message "$files"
        echo -e "$files" | grep -vx "" | while read file; do
        message "$file"
        mv "$file" $targetdir

Note: Uses the tool (installable package) 'zenity' for X feedback.

It's difficult to print correct X feedback since many print commands or tools 
mangle whitespaces in complicated ways and it then gets unpredictable what 
exactly ends up with the 'mv' command.  Maybe it's safer to print debug info 
into file but i didn't try that.

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