[tex-live] Comment on Re: TeXLive-CD/DVD (Installation)

Oliver Bandel oliver at first.in-berlin.de
Thu May 24 11:06:22 CEST 2007

On Wed, May 23, 2007 at 07:23:36PM +0200, Hans Hagen wrote:
> David Kastrup wrote:
> >"George N. White III" <gnwiii at gmail.com> writes:
> >
> >Part of my experiences in that respect are that a large part of the
> >workload for getting a Windows-usable installer is to write a correct
> >one for *x which is surprisingly hard to do.  No sane person will
> >under *x use filenames with spaces and other special characters in
> >them.
> >  
> hm, this qualifies all osx users as insane as well as users from content 
> management systems running on *ix or just simple users like me who store 
> music collections (with titles and such having special chars) on a unix nas
> >Under Windows, a _default_ location for many things is "Documents and
> >Settings".  Uh.  Or "My Programs".

And btw. it's also possible to create filenames that have spaces
on the command line.
The problem is, that most (all?) shells doesn't handle them correctly.

So, we need to invent at least one shell, that does not have a problem
with such names.


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