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bug#29303: 25.2; vc-git-grep should shell-escape FILES


From: Robert Pluim
Subject: bug#29303: 25.2; vc-git-grep should shell-escape FILES
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:58:19 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.90 (gnu/linux)

Angus Lees <address@hidden> writes:

> "git grep" is recursive.  Consequently, the globbing for FILES arg needs
> to be done *inside* git, and not by the shell invoking git.
>
> Specifically: `vc-git-grep` needs to shell-escape the FILES value after
> `grep-read-files` (so `grep-files-aliases` continues to work) and before
> calling `grep-expand-template` (which does no escaping itself).
>

You mean something like the patch below? I considered splitting on
spaces and doing shell-quote-argument, but that seems like overkill.

(this is where someone points me at a function somewhere in emacs that
does exactly this operation already)

>From 788126ca723ba2e37553eaf5f17141be3544a5cb Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Robert Pluim <address@hidden>
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:51:37 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] Quote filenames to inhibit expansion by the shell

* lisp/vc/vc-git.el (vc-git-grep): Add quotes around filename patterns
to ensure globbing is done by git rather than the shell. (Bug#29303)
---
 lisp/vc/vc-git.el | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/lisp/vc/vc-git.el b/lisp/vc/vc-git.el
index ed85603f82..fd5f5d5b63 100644
--- a/lisp/vc/vc-git.el
+++ b/lisp/vc/vc-git.el
@@ -1428,7 +1428,8 @@ vc-git-grep
                                   nil nil 'grep-history)
             nil))
       (t (let* ((regexp (grep-read-regexp))
-               (files (grep-read-files regexp))
+               (files (concat "'" (replace-regexp-in-string " " "' '"
+                                  (grep-read-files regexp)) "'"))
                (dir (read-directory-name "In directory: "
                                          nil default-directory t)))
           (list regexp files dir))))))
-- 
2.15.0

Robert

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