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Re: Why call-process removes '{' and '}' chars from arguments???

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Why call-process removes '{' and '}' chars from arguments???
Date: Fri, 04 Jun 2010 04:56:28 -0400

> From: Oleksandr Gavenko <>
> Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2010 23:33:44 +0300
> Cc:
> %* in .bat file not proper work - it strip all chars after
> first new line occurrence.
> I think in Windows there are no anything scriptable with
> "$*" like in POSIX sh.

Yes, there is: it's %*.  The problem is that the Windows shells do not
support command lines with embedded newlines at all.

> To workaround this I create executable
> which linked with Cygwin runtime and as in BusyBox
> to 'execvp' passed base name as command and all args without
> changes. Cygwin 'execvp' first search for 'prog' then
> for 'prog.exe' so trick worked!
> So I switch from simple .bat wrapper to
> special executable. To enable another Cygwin script 'foo'
> for Emacs I just copy existing executable:
>    $ cp hg.exe foo.exe

Mixing the native Windows build of Emacs with Cygwin is asking for
trouble.  I expect you to see more surprises down the line.  I highly
recommend to install the Cygwin build of Emacs and use that instead.

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