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Re: chere problem with directories with single quote marks
- From: Dave <d_inabox at yahoo dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Cc: tomas at fancy dot org
- Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2006 13:03:07 -0800 (PST)
- Subject: Re: chere problem with directories with single quote marks
>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.
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