newperms path with space causes line 21 error.

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root@storage:~# newperms /mnt/user/downloads/Folder\ 5/
/mnt/user/downloads/Folder 5/
/usr/local/sbin/newperms: line 21: [: /mnt/user/downloads/Folder: binary operator expected
completed, elapsed time: 00:00:00
root@storage:~# newperms /mnt/user/downloads/Folder\ 5/
/mnt/user/downloads/Folder 5/
processing /mnt/user/downloads/Folder 5/
... chmod -R u-x,go-rwx,go+u,ugo+X /mnt/user/downloads/Folder 5/
... chown -R nobody:users /mnt/user/downloads/Folder 5/
... sync
completed, elapsed time: 00:00:02


Wrapping $1 on line 21 seems to fix this.


if [ -d $1 ] ; then

if [ -d "$1" ] ; then


I found this issue because despite the major change, I still constantly fight with permissions and constantly have to use newperms.

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  • 3 months later...

This is still an issue.  Here is a bug report in the preferred format, if that helps:


unRAID OS Version:

6.1.7.  Based on the date of the original report, it was introduced in 6.1.3 or earlier.



newperms does not work on directories with spaces in the name


How to reproduce:

call newperms on a directory with spaces

newperms /mnt/user/share/directory with spaces/


Expected results:

the permissions on the files in the directory would be changed


Actual results:

/usr/local/sbin/newperms: line 21: [: too many arguments


Other information:

Line 21 is:

  if [ -d $1 ] ; then

but it should be:

  if [ -d "$1" ] ; then

All of the other instances of $1 in the script are already surrounded by quotes.

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