pathname with spaces causes problems for tcsh

Halim, Salman salman@bluestone.com
Tue Mar 21 13:03:00 GMT 2000


i wonder if the problem is resolved if quotes are used instead of
backslashes?  (i use bash so can't check this; it works either way on bash.)

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Earnie Boyd [ mailto:earnie_boyd@yahoo.com ]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2000 3:52 PM
> To: Steve Kelem; Cygwin; christos@zoulas.com
> Subject: Re: pathname with spaces causes problems for tcsh
> 
> 
> Pathnames with spaces are a problem, period.  By the time 
> that pushd got the
> argument the backslashes had been removed and pushd passed to 
> setenv more than
> one argument thus the complaint.
> 
> You'll have to modify the source of tcsh to fix this problem.
> 
> Earnie.
> 
> P.S.: This problem would exist on UNIX if the directory 
> contained spaces.
> 
> --- Steve Kelem <kelem@adaptivesilicon.com> wrote:
> > I'm running tcsh 6.09.00 from the Cygwin 1.0 release on NT 4.0 SP6.
> > When I type
> > pushd /c/My\ Download\ Files/Cygnus/Xfree/
> > it responds:
> > /c/My Download Files/Cygnus/Xfree /
> > setenv: Too many arguments.
> > % which pushd
> > pushd: shell built-in command.
> > % pwd
> > /c/My Download Files/Cygnus/Xfree
> > 
> > This indicates that it works, but the complaint is odd.
> > 
> > Steve Kelem
> > > begin:vcard 
> > n:Kelem;Steve
> > tel;fax:408-399-8905
> > tel;work:408-335-2718
> > x-mozilla-html:FALSE
> > url: http://www.adaptivesilicon.com
> > org:Adaptive Silicon, Inc.
> > adr:;;985 University Ave., Suite 31;Los Gatos;CA;95032-7639;U.S.
> > version:2.1
> > email;internet:kelem@adaptivesilicon.com
> > title:Chief Scientist
> > fn:Steve Kelem
> > end:vcard
> > 
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