I have a file named input.txt with this contents:
FILE "Edie - Realities.txt" TXT
And I want to read it, then strip filename path from line that starts with FILE, and check if it exists, so:
[ -f $(cat input.txt | grep FILE | grep -o "\".*\"") ] && echo "exist" || echo "does not exist"
but this outputs:
[: too many arguments does not exist
If I run:
echo $(cat input.txt | grep FILE | grep -o "\".*\"")
I get what I expected:
"Edie - Realities.txt"
So why is this, or how can I solve this problem?