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[Resolved] ARG..... HELP PLEASE c:bob.txt filename

Link to this post 28 May 10

Hi Guys / Girls,

Im in serious need of assistance here, and Im hoping there is a solution thats relatively easy from the command terminal not gui interface....

I had a ^#$(^(#$^%&($ user generate a SQL script with a windows path and filename, and lovely SQL just converted it to one HUGE filename in the SQL execution directory this case /home/root

Now the problem exactly, the output filename is now in the /home/root diretory as c:bobsoutput.txt and I can not do a thing with it. I need to get it off server or something but using a scp or cp or even mv t try rename keeps giving me this error


{root@proddb}# scp c:osaso_security_rules.txt gareth.thompson@prodtrans:/home/gareth.thompson/
ssh: c: Name or service not known
{root@proddb}#

Any suggestions or assist would be greatly appreciated thanks,:S

Link to this post 28 May 10

Does this help?

scp "$PWD/c:osaso_security_rules.txt" gareth.thompson@prodtrans:/home/gareth.thompson/

Link to this post 29 May 10

Thanks jabirali,

Was just going to log on to ask about that system function :)

kept trying "pwd/c:osaso_security_rules.txt" and was giving strange errors :P

forgot the $

Thanks though,
-For everyones interest this works 100% alows moving and renaming without giving you errors.

Link to this post 29 May 10

I'm glad it worked!

Digiza wrote:

kept trying "pwd/c:osaso_security_rules.txt" and was giving strange errors :P
Aha... If you want the output of the environment variable PWD, you use $PWD. If you wanted the output of the command pwd, you could have used $(pwd) instead. They both would have done the same :)

Link to this post 29 May 10

Doesn't "pwd" actually look for the $PWD variable? ;)

Link to this post 29 May 10

marc wrote:

Doesn't "pwd" actually look for the $PWD variable? ;)
I believe you're right... I just wanted to show how to use the output of a command too, since he first tried using something like "pwd/filename" and not "PWD/filename" :-)

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