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#1 2022-10-12 01:50:12

fixit
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Registered: 2015-01-19
Posts: 106

Compress files containing only spaces and no file extension

I have been using this custom action.

But for a project I needed to rename some .png files to filenames using only spaces and no extension.

zip -u -j %n.zip %F

But now it does not zip those files?

Any fix?


Ubuntu-Mate 18.04 and 20.04

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#2 2022-10-12 06:36:31

PaperNick
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Registered: 2013-05-26
Posts: 102

Re: Compress files containing only spaces and no file extension

Hey, the problem is that files containing only spaces break the zip command as currently defined.

A possible solution would be to check whether the %n param is empty and provide a default archive name.

zipname="$(echo %n | xargs)"; zip -u -j "${zipname:-Archive}".zip %F

Breaking down how it works:
1. We assign the %n value to a variable and trim any leading whitespace using xargs
2. Through bash parameter expansion we provide a default value in case zipname is empty - Archive

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#3 2022-10-12 21:26:48

fixit
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Registered: 2015-01-19
Posts: 106

Re: Compress files containing only spaces and no file extension

Thanks PaperNick.


Ubuntu-Mate 18.04 and 20.04

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