There are occasions when you are working with files and folders that contain spaces in them. The problem is any time you try and pipe files / folders containing whitespace to another command-line program, the files / folders containing whitespace are interpreted as separate arguments rather than as a single argument. For example, consider the following directory tree:
Folder With Spaces Folder With Spaces/FolderWithoutSpaces Folder With Spaces/FolderWithoutSpaces/file with spaces.txt FolderWithoutSpaces FolderWithoutSpaces/fileWithoutSpaces.txt
If you try and run a shell command such as "grep 'some text' $(find . -type f)", you'll get the following output:
grep: ./Folder: No such file or directory grep: With: No such file or directory grep: Spaces/FolderWithoutSpaces/file: No such file or directory grep: with: No such file or directory grep: spaces.txt: No such file or directory
The big question is, how do you pipe files / folders that have whitespace in them as arguments to a command line program?