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Re: No such file or directory

by rowdog (Curate)
on Sep 30, 2010 at 22:44 UTC ( #862874=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to No such file or directory

I'm not sure about other OSes but Linux requires you to escape spaces in the file name.

my $file = "New\ Text\ Document.txt";

Update: I stand corrected, I'm not sure what I was doing when I reproduced the error but I was wrong in my conclusion. Thanks to Anon for catching my error.

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Re^2: No such file or directory
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 30, 2010 at 23:16 UTC
    Nope, neither linux nor perl require escaping of spaces, and escaping spaces like that in perl doesn't actually accomplish anything
    print "New Text Document.txt\n"; print "New\ Text\ Document.txt\n"; __END__ New Text Document.txt New Text Document.txt
    Now shells on the other hand require that you quote quote your filenames....

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