1.7.0-48: [BUG] Passing characters above 128 from bash command line

Edward Lam edward@sidefx.com
Thu May 28 16:12:00 GMT 2009

Hi Cygwin 1.7 developers,

I think I've encountered bug in cygwin 1.7.0-48 on WinXP 32-bit. It 
seems that passing a character on the command line (from either ash.exe 
or bash.exe) that is greater than 127 to a native win32 process results 
in arguments being truncated.

Hopefully you can reproduce and fix. Steps to reproduce outlined below.

$ cat bug.c
#include <stdio.h>

int main(int argc, char *argv[])
     int i;
     for (i = 0; i < argc; i++)
         printf("%d: %s\n", i, argv[i]);
     return 0;

$ xxd copyright.txt
0000000: a9                                       .

$ $TOOLROOT/bin/cl -I$TOOLROOT/include bug.c /link 
/libpath:$TOOLROOT/lib /libpath:$TOOLROOT/PlatformSDK/lib

Microsoft (R) 32-bit C/C++ Optimizing Compiler Version 13.10.3077 for 80x86
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation 1984-2002. All rights reserved.

Microsoft (R) Incremental Linker Version 7.10.3077
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.


$ ./bug "before `cat copyright.txt` after"
0: E:\cygwin1.7\tmp\bug.exe
1: before

Notice that for argument 1, we never see the contents of copyright.txt 
and the text after it, "after" is never passed to the win32 native 

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