[tex-live] shell_escape extension patch

Zdenek Wagner wagner at cesnet.cz
Wed Jun 14 15:26:44 CEST 2006

On Wed, 14 Jun 2006, Taco Hoekwater wrote:

> This could be fixed by allowing either one of these:
>    "...\"...\"..." or '..."..."...'
> as a valid 'quoted file'. WDYT?
Unfortunatelly not. If the command line argument contains spaces, cmd.exe
requires to put it inside "...". If a string is used in GNU awk for OS/2,
it also requires "...". Thus the argument would have to be something like
"... "string" ..." which, of course, does not work and I did not manage to
find any escaping mechanism. Bash allows '... "string" ...'.

> Taco

Zdenek Wagner
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