Download Manager Query

Leonard Chatagnier lenc5570 at
Sat Jan 30 19:49:13 UTC 2010

Thomas Kaiser wrote:
> On 01/30/2010 08:09 PM, Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
>> When one downloads a duplicate copy of an app into the same folder, DM
>> add a "(2)" to the end of the filename and before any extension.  That's
>> good, I think, but you can no longer operate on the file, rename it or
>> execute it. I would like to execute the last downloaded file instead of
>> the older one, even though they are identical except for naming but
>> can't seem to do that. The error output is:
>> mv ubcd411(2).iso ubcd411.2.iso
>> bash: syntax error near unexpected token `('
>> I expect if I had tried to burn it, I would get a similar error.
>> Any one know how circumvent the issue?  thanks for the help.
> mv ubcd411\(2\).iso ubcd411.2.iso
> You need to escape the parentheses.
> Thomas
That worked, fantastic. Escaping characters is something I've seen 
discussed on the list before but never thought I would need it. Just 
wondering why the second \ didn't go after the closing ) as normal logic 
would dictate. You made my day:-)


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