Bash shell script issue

Eliot Moss
Wed Sep 7 18:09:00 GMT 2016

On 9/7/2016 1:27 PM, Andrey Repin wrote:

>> So "Insufficient quoting" means nothing to me. How should it be?
> Put quotes around any variable expansion you are not in control of.
>> I was taking the example from a shell script I found.
>> So I added quoting on the echo:
>> #!/bin/bash
>> echo "$PWD"

Yes, that's helpful is PWD contains anything that bash might otherwise act on.

>> project_root=$PWD

But this is more important to change.  There is the \r issue already discussed,
but consider a path such as: Program Files (x86)
It has spaces and parentheses.  What you need to write (and I try to be careful
about this in all cygwin scripts!) is:


(I like:  project_root="${PWD}"  myself.)

>> x=${project_root}/tools

Similar change required.

Directories under Unix almost never contain spaces, so script writing there
typically does not deal with the strange characters, but they certainly
come up on Windows, and leak through to the Cygwin environment.

Regards -- Eliot Moss

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