inotifywait in bash script: space
- Date: Sat, 02 Dec 2017 17:10:10 +0100
- From: "B.M." <b-misc@xxxxxx>
- Subject: inotifywait in bash script: space
not a Debian specific question, but I hope to get an answer here...
I try to use inotifywait in a bash script to block until a file in a directory
gets changed. Then the script should continue. That's working well unless the
path I hand over to inotifywait contains spaces.
I already tried to escape them like so:
MYCOMMAND = "inotifywait -qqr -e create \"$MYDIR\""
where MYDIR is something like "/tmp/test dir" but although echo shows the
command correctly and putting the very same command in a shell just works, as
part of my script it doesn't work. (I don't want to get paths back from
Thanks for any pointers towards clarification and help.