Chapter 6: Loose Names Sink Scripts: Bringing Sanity to Filenames

  • Chris F. A. Johnson
  • Jayant Varma

Abstract

What is a sensible name, and what can be done about pathological filenames? In this chapter, we describe alternatives for creating acceptable filenames and provide scripts for dealing with bad names. We also provide shell replacement functions for the basename and dirname commands.

Keywords

Current Directory Case Statement Command Line Acceptable Character Shell Script 
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Copyright information

© Chris F. A. Johnson and Jayant Varma 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chris F. A. Johnson
    • 1
  • Jayant Varma
    • 1
  1. 1.OntarioCanada

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