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Re: chere problem with directories with single quote marks

Eric said:
>According to Tom Plunket on 12/23/2005 11:48 PM:
>>        SHELL_CMD="-l -c \\\"cd '%L'; exec $SHELL_EXE\\\""
>> As you can see, this is clearly "wrong" for folders with a
>> single-quote mark in them.
>> My local fix was just to edit the registry and change '%L' to "%L".
>> Obviously this affects the handling of this feature with folders that
>> have a double-quote mark in them, but as I only use single quotes
>> (e.g. "Debbie's Truck" or "Craig's List"), it Works For Me.  ;)
> Window's allows ' but not " in filenames.  However, Windows also allows $
> in filenames, so switching to double quotes would trade the problems with
> ' to problems with $.  And you need quoting, or spacing would be
> corrupted.  Off the top of my head, I can only think of one way that might
> preserve ', $, and spaces in the problematic %L when dumped literally into
> a shell script, but I don't know if Windows SHELL_CMD can handle embedded
> newlines.  In a normal shell window,
> $ xargs -0 << 'EOF'
> > a  '$b
> > EOF
> a  '$b
> the here-doc correctly preserved the input string.  So applying that to
> the above problem, the registry entry MIGHT work (untested by me) if it is
> written as:
> SHELL_CMD="-l -c \\\"xargs -0 cd << 'EOF'\n%L\nEOF\nexec $SHELL_EXE\\\""

Hmmm. It appears that I haven't handled this case consistently. I'll have a look
at getting both ' and $ to work properly.

Thanks for the report.

chere maintainer

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