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On 27 August 2010 18:20, Adam Borowski <kilobyte@angband.pl> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 10:09:49AM +0200, posion bit wrote:
>> > (/etc/mc/mc.menu)
>> >          case "$i" in
>> >            *.tar.gz)  D="`basename $i .tar.gz`";;
>> mmmm In that case, name-spaced filenames should work, because the
>> string is a _quoted_ multi-word string.
> i="cat's meow.tar.gz"
> basename: extra operand `.tar.gz'
> Try `basename --help' for more information.

When the solution is easy I don't see why we don't just do it.

brian@andean:~$ i="cat's meow.tar.gz"
brian@andean:~$ echo "`basename "$i" .tar.gz`"
cat's meow

(yes, the nested quotes don't seem to matter)
Brian May <brian@microcomaustralia.com.au>

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