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Re: [Help-bash] Multiple double quoted expansions

From: Pierre Gaston
Subject: Re: [Help-bash] Multiple double quoted expansions
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 08:14:47 +0300

On Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 4:26 AM, David Niklas <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hello,
> Today I typed into my terminal (">" changed to "<"):
> % for i in *.pcx; do
> <   convert "$i" "$(basename $i .pcx).png";
> < done
> This worked well, but all the filenames contained no embedded spaces
> or anything else. So my question is, how would I redo this to make
> it handle nastier filenames?
> Thanks, David
> quote the $i inside the $( )

"$(basename "$i" .pcx).png";

you can also use parameter expansion:
convert "$i" "${i%pcx}png";

for extra safety you can use:

for i in ./*.pcx

this can avoid trouble with filenames starting with eg -

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