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From "Paul J. Reder" <>
Subject Question about command parsing in mod_ext_filter.
Date Mon, 19 Aug 2002 20:31:21 GMT
After fixing the parse_cmd code to be able to handle escaped quotes (so that
it would process the full
          <"/bin/awk '{print NR\": \" $N}'">
instead of just
          <"/bin/awk '{print NR\">
(and then an error for the <: \" $N}'"> part)) I ran into what appears to be
the next problem.

In parse_cmd it runs

         /* parms now has the command-line to parse */
         while (filter->numArgs < 30 &&
                strlen(filter->args[filter->numArgs] = ap_getword_white_nc(p, &parms)))

to break the command string into an args list of tokens. This code uses *only* white
space as delimeters. Thus the input command string
          "/bin/awk '{print NR\": \" $N}'"

gets broken into

The question I have is, shouldn't this break down into either
           '{print NR\": \" $N}'
           '{print NR\
           ": \"

The above listed pieces end up as the args list passed on the apr_proc_create


Paul J. Reder
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