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Spaces in file names
- From: Andrew STUBBS <andrew dot stubbs at st dot com>
- To: GDB List <gdb at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Tue, 06 Dec 2005 16:13:56 +0000
- Subject: Spaces in file names
I have recently posted some patches to allow quoting and therefore
spaces in commands that did not support them.
exec-file and symbol-file already supported them, as do all the break
commands and variants.
directory (including --directory), add-symbol-file and others do not
support spaces or quoting. It seems quite clear to me that the best
thing to do here is to change them to use buildargv(). Users will have
to quote names with quotes in, but they will be able to use spaces
Less clear is what to do with source, core-file and perhaps some other
commands which happen to support spaces in files because they do zero
processing on their input. These commands will not do the right thing
with quotes. I could fix this inconsistency by using buildargv() as
everywhere else, but the user would then have to quote spaces which will
make it backward incompatible.