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I am running a Minecraft dedicated server with about five players on it. One of my friends has a space in his Minecraft usernames, and this seems to break commands like give and tp. Is there a way to get around this?

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It may be the case that the software does not support this — normal accounts on can not have spaces in their names. – Kevin Reid Sep 6 '11 at 13:45
The only way to get a username with spaces in it is with a cracked no-authentication client. Voting to close as off topic. – SevenSidedDie Sep 1 '13 at 21:08

Try putting "double quotes" around the name.

Failing that, try an underscore instead of a space.

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I haven't been able to test this yet because my friend hasn't been on today. I did try the underscores, as well as %20s and  s, but that didn't work. – Scott Sep 6 '11 at 23:25

Try entering only the first three letters of his name. Normally, doing this will still work, as long as there are no other users on that share those first three letters.

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I could be wrong, but I believe this is actually something done by Bukkit or one of its plugins. I don't think it works with the vanilla minecraft server – Dave McClelland Sep 6 '11 at 17:38

Instead of trying to write the whole name, write the first few letters (up to the part with the space if you want) and then press Tab to have the server autocomplete the username for you.

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put a comma where the space is and if it doesn't work try a full stop.

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