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Re: bug in tcsh 6.15.00-4

On Jun 18 10:34, Steffen Sledz wrote:
> On Mon, 18 Jun 2007, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > It would be better in the long run *not* to use spaces in path names, 
> > though.  It's not very tricky to set up and it helps to avoid annoying 
> > problems with shell scripts, etc.
> Sorry, i do not believe that this is acceptable. Nowadays it's quit common 
> to use spaces in path names (e.g. $HOME often points to "C:\Documents and 
> Settings\User" in XP). And shell script can (and should) be aware of this 
> if they are written carefully.

Bad example.  The path name "C:\Documents and Settings" is just a mess.
Fortunately Microsoft replaced it in Vista by "C:\Users".

Well, it's your choice.  Spaces in path names were quite unnecessary to
begin with.  It's an erroneous trend which doesn't get better by being
"common". It's still not common on non-Windows systems.  And it's quite
easy to get rid of them:

  $ mount -f -s -b C:/Documents and Settings" /home

And with Vista this weird trend will hopefully rectified, at least


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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