Files with spaces and brackets

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at
Fri May 4 10:42:18 UTC 2012

On 04/20/2012 07:26 PM, Jordan Sissel wrote:
> Howdy folks!
> So I have a file named, without quotes,  "/tmp/test/Funky [filename].txt"
> The problem here is two fold. Spaces and '['. Spaces are solved by
> double-quoting the filename in the %files section, and normally the '[' can
> be escaped by doing [\[]. However, when combined, this doesn't work:
> %files
> %defattr(-,root,root,-)
> "/tmp/test/Funky [\[]filename].txt"
> The error is:    File not found by glob: .../BUILD/tmp/test/Funky
> [\[]filename].txt
> How do I convince rpmbuild to package this file?

Sorry I've forgotten to answer this...

At least one simple solution (or perhaps more of a workaround for the 
quirky quotation) is using wildcards for the "difficult parts", eg:


	- Panu -

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