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Re: Crash on Windows when SHELL is assigned

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Crash on Windows when SHELL is assigned
Date: Tue, 06 Jun 2017 20:34:11 +0300

> Date: Tue, 06 Jun 2017 20:18:45 +0300
> From: Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> > 2 It looks like if PATH contains quotes, they're treated in a strange 
> > manner. Instead of just removing
> >  (unescaping) them, make looks for <run directory>\"some directory in 
> > quotes" (observed with Process
> >  Monitor). The quotes must be removed before calling _access().
> An example would help, but generally speaking PATH with quotes is
> invalid; see for example this post:
> https://serverfault.com/questions/349179/path-variable-and-quotation-marks-windows

Btw, in a simple Makefile I tried, I couldn't reproduce this, either:
Make had no problems finding programs on PATH when the directory where
those programs live was quoted in the value of PATH.  So I guess here,
too, an example of a failure is necessary to reproduce the problem.

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