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bug#8531: 24.0.50; shell-quote-argument shouldn't escape special charact


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#8531: 24.0.50; shell-quote-argument shouldn't escape special characters
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 16:58:00 +0300

> From: Thierry Volpiatto <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 15:31:41 +0200
> 
> > The command was "ls Vid\éos".  It displayed the files in that
> > directory.
> Yes, but ls "Vid\éos" fail.

Where did the quotes come from?  shell-quote-argument doesn't add
extra quotes.

> The point is being able to do something like this:
> (shell-command (format "ls %s" (shell-quote-argument (read-string "Fname: 
> "))))
> 
> instead of e.g
> (shell-command (format "ls '%s'" (read-string "Fname: ")))

The former works for me without any changes.  Are you sure you use the
default version of shell-quote-argument?






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