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RE: can't get far if file has difficult name

From: Paul Smith
Subject: RE: can't get far if file has difficult name
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 21:26:42 -0500

On Thu, 2006-11-30 at 16:52 -0800, Martin Dorey wrote:

> Works for me if I remove the two close-parentheses and replace the white
> space with underscores.  Open-parenthesis fine, close-parenthesis bad.
> Weird.  Close-parenthesis is also bad with Debian sarge's make-3.80.

I suspect that has to do with the shell.  Although () are not special to
make, they are special to the shell, and make's builtin rules don't
quote their filename arguments (and neither did Dan's example).

You didn't specify what errors you got when you had the parens in there,
but in my tests if I have them (unquoted) I get an error from the shell,
not from make. 

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