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Re: pg_ctl start broken on windows

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Claudio Natoli <claudio(dot)natoli(at)memetrics(dot)com>
Cc: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>,pgsql-hackers-win32 <pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: pg_ctl start broken on windows
Date: 2004-06-11 16:47:43
Message-ID: 200406111647.i5BGlhp01370@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Claudio Natoli wrote:
> 
> Bruce Momjian writes:
> > I did a lot of poking around in MinGW and found some basic 
> > rules. First,
> > MinGW's system() can't use single quotes for the executable 
> > name or any
> > file used in redirection (as you showed above).  Second, it gets
> > confused with multiple double-quoted strings.  The fix is to add a
> > double-quote to the beginning and end of the system string, 
> > so a typical
> > system string becomes:
> > 
> > 	system("\"\"ls\" 'a' 'b c' > \"out\"\");
> > 
> > Single quotes are fine for arguments.
> > 
> > The applied patch makes this change and documents the behavior.  Would
> > folks test these changes on Win32 please?
> 
> FWIW, that's pretty much what I've been using.

Yes, you were the person who originally suggested the extra quotes, and
I found it documented here:

	 http://home.earthlink.net/~rlively/MANUALS/COMMANDS/C/CMD.HTM

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