How to enter alt key codes in a Linux BASH shell

I'm using ssh in a rsync script.  I'm trying to transfer files from a folder name which has spaces in the name:

rsync -avz -e "ssh -i local-rsync-key /<mybackupdir> backup@<remoteIP>:/datafiles/folder name with space/*"

SSH is having trouble understanding the spaces.  I want to use an alt-key-combination such as  ALT-0255 on the keypad to enter a space, but I can't quite figure out how to do that in the BASH shell in linux.

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thomaswrightAsked:
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hernst42Commented:
try correct quoting like:
rsync -avz -e "ssh -i local-rsync-key"  /<mybackupdir> "backup@<remoteIP>:/datafiles/folder name with space/*"
then it should work also with spaces
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omarfaridCommented:
You may use single quotes around the folder name
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ahoffmannCommented:
rsync -avz -e "ssh -i local-rsync-key /<mybackupdir> backup@<remoteIP>:'/datafiles/folder name with space/\*'"

# not sure if you need the \ infronmt of *, it may depend of on your OS and/or shell on the remote system.
You better get rid of spaces in file and directory names ...
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thomaswrightAuthor Commented:
You got me on the right track. Thanks!
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thomaswrightAuthor Commented:
The proper syntax for the solution is

sync -avz -e "ssh -i local-rsync-key /<mybackupdir> backup@<remoteIP>:'/datafiles/folder name with space/'*"

Note: Notice the single quotes surrounding the entire path.
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thomaswrightAuthor Commented:
Correction!: I forget a double quote before @backup:

This works:

sync -avz -e "ssh -i local-rsync-key /<mybackupdir> "backup@<remoteIP>:'/datafiles/folder name with space/'*"
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thomaswrightAuthor Commented:
I also forgot the destination path, so its:

rsync -avz -e "ssh -i local-rsync-key /<mybackupdir> "backup@<remoteIP>:'/datafiles/folder name with space/'*" /<destinationpath>/
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