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patch for command line containing equals sign
- From: "Weber, Mark" <mark dot weber at dnvgl dot com>
- To: "cygwin-patches at cygwin dot com" <cygwin-patches at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:10:05 +0000
- Subject: patch for command line containing equals sign
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Thanks for posting how the new behavior is different from the old.
I am having a related issue, with C++ code that parses the command line.
The command line we support is something like -
program_name arg1 -option1=val1 -option2=val2 ...
You get the idea.
Now, with the above mentioned Cygwin patch, we are seeing the input arguments
arg1 "-option1=val1" "-option2=val2" ...
If this were the extent of the issue, it would be no big deal to strip off the quotes. However, the user may have put quotes on the command line himself, which Cygwin now moves around.
program_name arg1 -option1="file name with spaces in it"
Is there any way to reliably tell what the user entered on the command line?