Fails to launch batch script in some directories

Corinna Vinschen
Tue Apr 24 07:55:00 GMT 2018

On Apr 23 11:20, Brian Inglis wrote:
> On 2018-04-23 02:44, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > On Apr 23 08:43, David Macek wrote:
> >> On 21. 4. 2018 17:38, Brian Inglis wrote:
> >>> See my other post in this thread where strace shows @ handling is not involved,
> >>> as the script directory and name are normalized and converted to a win32 path
> >>> correctly, but child_info_spawn::worker does not appear to quote args with
> >>> spaces (or apostrophes) when building the command line, despite the comment near
> >>> the top of the function.
> >> Do you have a test case for this? In my testing, paths with spaces (like
> >> 'x y' instead of '@ x') work just fine.
> > Brian has a point though.  It's not a space *in* a filename, it's a
> > *trailing* space.  And that points to the cause of the problem:
> No trailing space - middle char - the directory name was exactly as in the OP:
> ".../@ x/" - see strace output.

My bad.  When I read the OP I read "@ " as dir name.  I missed the "x".


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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