Bash shell unwanted file expansion at the space character

I'm trying to process a bunch of subdirectories that have spaces in the name.
The following bash script is expanding $thisfile at the space, so the file command fails as it never gets the full path/filename
How can this be fixed.

  echo $thisfile
does not expand $thisfile


find . -print | while read thisfile
file $thisfile
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Hi sheepfarmer,

Enclose the parameter in double quotes

file "$thisfile"
echo $thisfile
does not expand $thisfile

This would happen if you are executing the echo command in a different shell. Typically scripts are launched in sub-shell. Hence variables which have been in the script would not be visible on the main shell.


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sheepfarmerAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the solution - embarrassingly simple :)
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