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From "Jason van Zyl (JIRA)" <j...@codehaus.org>
Subject [jira] Closed: (MNG-2190) -Dkey=value parameters cannot include spaces in the value
Date Wed, 30 Dec 2009 20:07:55 GMT

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Jason van Zyl closed MNG-2190.
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       Resolution: Cannot Reproduce
    Fix Version/s:     (was: 2.2.x)

> -Dkey=value parameters cannot include spaces in the value
> ---------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: MNG-2190
>                 URL: http://jira.codehaus.org/browse/MNG-2190
>             Project: Maven 2 & 3
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Command Line
>    Affects Versions: 2.0.2
>         Environment: Darwin
>            Reporter: Gordon Henriksen
>         Attachments: MNG-2190.patch
>
>
> Even if I properly escape spaces in a path at the shell level, Maven seems to re-split
the command parameters. For instance, on Unix, the following should all run the compile goal
with a property foo="bar baz":
>     $ mvn compile "-Dfoo=bar baz"
>     $ mvn compile -Dfoo="bar baz"
>     $ mvn compile -Dfoo=bar\ baz
> But in fact, Maven fails, complaining that "baz" is an invalid task:
>     [INFO] Scanning for projects...
>     [INFO] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>     [ERROR] BUILD FAILURE
>     [INFO] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>     [INFO] Invalid task 'baz': you must specify a valid lifecycle phase, or a goal in
the format plugin:goal or pluginGroupId:pluginArtifactId:pluginVersion:goal
>     [INFO] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>     [INFO] For more information, run Maven with the -e switch
>     [INFO] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>     [INFO] Total time: < 1 second
>     [INFO] Finished at: Wed Mar 29 15:21:01 EST 2006
>     [INFO] Final Memory: 1M/2M
>     [INFO] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Is this intended behavior? Seems as if Maven is unnecessarily splitting the string, when
the OS already does as much.
> I was merely trying to run:
>     mvn deploy:deploy-file "-Dfile=/Users/me/Desktop/Bellicose SDK/lib/Bellicose.jar"
...
> In my case, it's practical to work around by renaming the Bellicose SDK folder, but it
seems as if Windows users stuck with "C:\Documents and Settings\..." might have a harder time
of it.

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