This one is really driving me crazy... they managed to **** a bunch of things up with Yosemite, but this is just too much. How on Earth can one set an environment variable to point to a folder that has blank spaces in the name?! ( e.g. ~/sample folder ) I tried double quotes, escaping with \\ but still nothing... whenever I try to "cd" to the bloody folder via "cd $MY_ENV_NAME" it constantly breaks at the blank space ( "No such file or directory" - using a symbolic link is not possible because it would break other stuff ). Unfortunately, this folder I'm trying to point to is some 3rd party garbage that I can't modify without breaking some functionality. Env vars with blank spaces worked fine on older OSX versions but Yosemite is utter garbage... Anyone had any luck with this?