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Re: pg_ctl start broken on windows

From: Claudio Natoli <claudio(dot)natoli(at)memetrics(dot)com>
To: 'Bruce Momjian' <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>,Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-hackers-win32 <pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: pg_ctl start broken on windows
Date: 2004-06-11 16:35:22
Message-ID: A02DEC4D1073D611BAE8525405FCCE2B55F4AB@harris.memetrics.local (view raw or flat)
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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.

Cheers,
Claudio

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