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Is it possible that the editor you are using to create the script is using "smartquotes" instead of regular double quotes, and so it's not treating the quoted material as a single parameter? Try getting rid of the quotes and escaping the spaces with \ and see if that works. If it does, then make sure you're using a plain old text editor that won't mess with ...
Almost all software on OS X is run from an .app package. These are not installers but the actual application themselves. You can copy these anywhere and run them.
This is not common. I have never had this problem and I upgrade to every new version. I always create a bootable USB installer. Here are the instructions from Apple: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5856. This will let you check your disk and reformat. I always reformat so that I know everything is the way it is supposed to be, but it is a bit more time ...
What is your installation source? Are you installing via just the recovery partition? If so, it's technically installing over the internet. In other words, it's copying a ~5 GB installation via the internet. If you put Mavericks on a thumb drive, then your only limitation is the speed of your USB bus. I'd suggest pulling down the installer on another ...
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