Checked in: [RFA/commit/Windows] run program with space in path to exe.

Christopher Faylor
Thu Oct 25 02:48:00 GMT 2012

On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 11:01:51AM -0400, Joel Brobecker wrote:
>> Ah.  The "image name" is a mandatory argument on Windows CE, not optional.
>> Are you saying that that would be an alternative fix for gdb?  Or is there a
>> downside?  (Wondering in the sake of convergence in the code bases.)
>We can provide the image name, but we still need to quote it in
>the command line, because otherwise, argv is improperly computed.
>For instance, instead of being:
>  ["/path/to/space dir/exe", "arg1"]
>The program would see:
>  ["/path/to/space", "dir/exe", "arg1"]
>/me wishes that CreateProcess was taking a list of arguments, rather
>than a string of space-separated tokens....

Yeah, tell me about it.  We actually pass a real argv list in Cygwin.
The "one long command line" method is rather dumb.  Much of the Windows
API is not that bad but this is, IMO, one glaring flaw.


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