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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 38771] - apply task strips needed quote character from command line
Date Thu, 23 Feb 2006 19:55:08 GMT
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------- Additional Comments From bpracht@nc.rr.com  2006-02-23 20:55 -------
(In reply to comment #8)
> (In reply to comment #7)
> > Hmm.  Now how does that make sense?  Hmm... the only way is that the problem is
> > in the Windows APIs (that I am guessing are) shared by CMD.EXE and the JVM's
> > process execution component.
> 
> My point being that perhaps a direct call to CMD goes through one less level of
> processing... ?
> 
> 
That's interesting, but irritating.  Btw, I modified my test case, and verified
that the quote disappears even when it's in the middle of an argument.  Someone
did something bad somewhere.
(In reply to comment #10)
> another interesting note is that while quotes are preserved on e.g. cmd /c echo
> ..., they are stripped when you call e.g. cygwin "echo" directly... also cmd /c
> cmd /c echo ... preserves quotes.  Still the only workable conclusion I can see
> is that cmd is treated differently from other executables... which is
> dissatisfyingly cryptic.

That's interesting, but irritating.  Btw, I modified my test case, and verified
that the quote disappears even when it's in the middle of an argument.  Someone
did something bad somewhere.

So is the only solution to call cmd.exe /c then?

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