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Re: Problem executing a .bat script in a directory with spaces using bash
On Fri, 3 Sep 2004, Mark Bohlman wrote:
> Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > On Fri, 3 Sep 2004, Christopher Cobb wrote:
> > > I get different results than you do. It seems to work as expected:
> > >
> > > chcobb@CHCOBB-054009 /c/Documents and Settings 09:45:46
> > > 511$ cat test.bat
> > > echo %1
> > >
> > > chcobb@CHCOBB-054009 /c/Documents and Settings 09:45:48
> > > 511$ ./test.bat
> > >
> > > C:\Documents and Settings>echo
> > > ECHO is on.
> > I believe you're missing the point. Try
> > ../test.bat "hello world"
> > and you'll get the error.
> > I've come across this when writing a pure Windows loader for another
> > program. The above is actually an idiosyncrasy of the way spawn() works
> > in Cygwin (and, incidentally, in Windows' own MSVCRT) -- it calls
> > CreateProcess, which expects all arguments combined into one command
> > string (which, in turn, is later parsed for separate arguments - yes,
> > retarded, I know). The fact is that, if any argument contains spaces, it
> > has to be quoted before CreateProcess() is invoked. Cygwin apparently
> > doesn't do this properly to the first argument, so the above breaks. See
> > spawn_guts() in winsup/cygwin/spawn.cc (warning: a 590!-line function).
> > <http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#PTC>.
> > Igor
> You get the same "odd evaluation behavior" when doing
> echo "Hello World" | ./test.bat
> (in any directory).
> -- Mark
Actually, I don't. Did you, by chance, mean "echo ...|xargs ./test.bat"?
Even so, you should probably be a bit more specific about the "odd
evaluation behavior" that you're observing.
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