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Re: argv @-expansion with pathname containing spaces

On 12/20/2012 02:34 PM, Denis Excoffier wrote:
> On 2012-12-20, 18:49, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>> On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 6:55 AM, Denis Excoffier wrote:
>>> However i don't see how to
>>> derive the 8.3 form from my original filename, using DOS only.
>> The /X argument to cmd.exe's dir command will give you the 8.3 name if
>> it exists.  Note that your system can be configured to not produce the
>> 8.3 form.
> I tried 'dir /X %pathname%', or 'dir /X /B %pathname%' (and other combinations),
> i can produce "some" 8.3 strings, bug was unable to produce the replacement
> of the full path (with 8.3 strings replaced everywhere). And setting the
> result in another variable seems another challengeâ

If you put cygpath in the PATH visible to your DOS shell, then 'cygpath
-sw [-a]' can come up with the relative or absolute 8.3 name of any
path.  But I don't know if that counts as what you were looking for.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library

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