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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] rev3: support colon in filenames

From: Anthony Liguori
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] rev3: support colon in filenames
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2009 17:41:04 -0500
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Jamie Lokier wrote:
Anthony Liguori wrote:
Jan Kiszka wrote:
We would still have to deal with the fact that so far '\' had no special
meaning on Windows - except that is was the well-known path separator.
So redefining its meaning would break a bit...
That's the problem.  You will break existing Windows users.

I know this goes against the current momentum in qemu, but overloading one option with a bunch of parameters seems absolutely silly to me.

IMHO, -drive file=foo.img,if=virtio,cache=off should have always been at least three parameters.

That's fine for command lines.  I don't necessarily disagree with you.

But how do you propose to handle paths in monitor commands, when the
path contains a space/quote/whatever as it often does on Windows ("My
Documents", "Program Files")?

Same basic rules apply.  The monitor should use shell-style quoting.


Anthony Liguori

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