A lot of us must have seen this coming.SPACES IN FILENAMES. There is no escaping coz everyone does not follow sanity. However, part of an engineer/dev in you says let me fix this. There are a ton of ways on how to do that. As much as I prefer writing code to fix my problems, not everything needs code as I am firm believer in do not re-invent the wheel. Hence the following post.
The most generic pain-in-the-neck problems arise from space in filenames. I have used all possible solutions from using
tr command to using automator in MacOS. However, not all solutions are applicable across all platforms. Hence, I ended using the detox command line utility. Here is why.
[~/Downloads/tmp/temp] $ tree . . ├── file\ name\ 1.txt ├── file\ name\ 2.txt ├── file\ name\ 3.txt └── file\ name\ 4.txt [~/Downloads/tmp/temp] $ detox *.txt [~/Downloads/tmp/temp] $ tree . . ├── file_name_1.txt ├── file_name_2.txt ├── file_name_3.txt └── file_name_4.txt
I hope this elegant solution improves your productivity. Happy coding.