Bash – Spaces, Quotes, and String Replacement

Had to figure out how to do string replacement (Scott wanted to convert WMA files to similarly named MP3 files) and pass a single parameter that has spaces into a shell script.

${original_string/thing_to_find/thing_to_replace_there} does string replacement. And $@ is the unexpanded parameter set. So this wouldn’t work if we were trying to pass in more than one parameter (well, it *would* … I’d just have to custom-handle parameter expansion in the script)

 

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