Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 92335
htmlview can't open files with names which include spaces
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:31 EST
Description of problem:
htmlview fails to open files with names which have spaces or special chars.
File names with spaces are passed as separated arguments.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. htmlview "/path/to/file name with spaces.html" (or any proper quoting)
File is not displayed, because the called viewer sees "htmlview /path/to/file"
File is displayed.
This is very obviously the classic $* vs. "$@". "$@" ist the correct way to
pass "all arguments". There are three "exec" calls where this needs to be
fixed. I can provide a patch, but I guess you won't need it. ;-) Just be sure
to use "$@" _with_ the double quotes!
Created attachment 106013 [details]
patch to allow htmlview to handle file names with whitespace
Still the same problem 17 months later in version 3.0.0-8. Here's a patch.
If you really don't want to allow multiple file names to be passed, try "$1".
OTOH "$*" will fail when getting multiple files and one of them contains spaces
(but I haven't checked whether the script passes this kind of arg to this
firstname.lastname@example.org is NOT my address.