Please describe the problem.

Filenames for the include statement for preferred content can not contain spaces.

What steps will reproduce the problem?

  • Create an annex repo
  • Run git annex vicfg
  • Enter expression include='pictures/dir with spaces'
  • git annex complains: # ** Parse error in next line: Parse failure: near "with" Parse failure: near "spaces'"

(The ' is interpreted as part of the filepath.)

What version of git-annex are you using? On what operating system?

I am using the current binaries from Debian stable amd64.

git-annex version: 5.20140320~bpo70+1
build flags: Assistant Webapp Pairing S3 Inotify DBus XMPP Feeds Quvi TDFA
key/value backends: SHA256E SHA1E SHA512E SHA224E SHA384E SHA256 SHA1 SHA512 SHA224 SHA384 WORM URL
remote types: git gcrypt S3 bup directory rsync web tahoe glacier hook external
local repository version: 5
supported repository version: 5
upgrade supported from repository versions: 0 1 2 4

Please provide any additional information below.

The only workaround I found is to use a glob for the filepath which only works for the first space: include='pictures/dir*'.

fixed by documenting the <span class="createlink"><a href="/ikiwiki.cgi?do=create&amp;from=bugs%2Fpreferred_content__58___include_statement_does_not_allow_spaces_in_filenames&amp;page=__58__space__58__" rel="nofollow">?</a>&#58;space&#58;</span> workaround. --Joey