batch script execution failing with 255 exit code in cygwin 1.7.28

Weber, Mark
Fri Mar 21 00:37:00 GMT 2014

I am also having some trouble with the latest version of Cygwin, which includes 
this patch.

for example.

I am having a related issue, with C++ code that parses the command line.

The command line we support is something like -
  program_name   arg1  -option1=val1  -option2=val2  ...

You get the idea.

Now, with the above mentioned Cygwin patch, we are seeing the input arguments

arg1  "-option1=val1"   "-option2=val2"  ...

If this were the extent of the issue, it would be no big deal to 
strip off the quotes. However, the user may have put quotes on the 
command line himself, which Cygwin now moves around.
Such as:
  program_name  arg1  -option1="file name with spaces in it"

With the patch, is there any way to reliably tell what the user entered 
on the command line?

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