mkisofs ./!Directory

mkisofs ./!Directory

Post by sailordwar » Fri, 11 Jul 2003 18:22:35


Some of our directories have been a an exclamation mark before the
name to highlight this as an important directory i.e. path from root
folder would be ./!Important Driectory. When including this as a line
in the path spec file for mkisofs (with -graft-points set):

./!Important Directory/=./!Important Driectory/Important File

mkisofs seems to complain and bomb out.
Does anyone know if i'm using the wrong syntax for this particular
case. As the syntax seems to be working perfectly for folders not
begining with an exclamation mark.


mkisofs ./!Directory

Post by Jan Van de » Fri, 11 Jul 2003 20:42:44

I don't know about the mkisofs path specification, but special characters
(such as space and exclamation mark) in bash should be escaped by a \. This
works fine for tab-completion at the bash-prompt...
So I think everything should be just fine when you specify:


Hope this helps,