recursive commands?

Martin Pool mbp at
Fri Aug 7 02:13:14 BST 2009

2009/8/7 Samuel Bronson <naesten at>:
> At Thu, 06 Aug 2009 08:59:01 -0500,
> John Arbash Meinel wrote:
>> It's actually a bit worse than that. Because the windows shell doesn't
>> expand globs, but *does* expand quotations, we don't have a way to tell
>> if something is quoted. For example:
> Isn't this actually left to the C library on Windows? I was under the
> impression that a new process just recieves a string, and must parse it
> into words however it sees fit.

I think he means that the shell removes the doublequotes, so the
process gets a list of strings.  In the typical use of doublequotes,
it will get a string that contains a space character but doesn't
include the quote marks.  I've never heard of an interface that just
gives the literal command line but I may well be wrong.

Martin <>

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