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Re: 'run' command quirks

On Thu, 30 Mar 2006, Eric Blake wrote:

> According to Jerry D. Hedden on 3/29/2006 8:02 AM:
> > I am trying to run the Windows version of gVim from a bash script using
> > the 'run' command.
> >
> > However, the following fails:
> >     run '/cygdrive/c/program files/vim/vim64/gvim.exe'
> > with the following dialog box:
> >     Error: Couldn't find "/cygdrive/c/program files/vim/vim64/gvim.exe"
> run might not be able to figure out the virtual /cygdrive.  Try using
> cygpath to convert the filename into a windows path that run will be able
> to understand.

run has no problem with /cygdrive (it's linked with cygwin1.dll, after
all).  What confuses it are the spaces in the path.  From a quick look at
the run source, it parses the command line twice -- once to skip the
executable name, and the other to determine the name of the program to run
-- using two separate bits of code.  It's quite possible that there is a
bug in either bit of code (one in WinMain, and another uses my_strtok).
Can't look further at the moment, but, FWIW, if you recompile run with
-DDEBUG, it'll show a trace of its progress using MessageBoxes.  Plus,
there's always gdb. :-)
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