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Re: dired cannot access file names with a quote

From: Glenn Morris
Subject: Re: dired cannot access file names with a quote
Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2007 03:38:20 -0400
User-agent: Gnus (www.gnus.org), GNU Emacs (www.gnu.org/software/emacs/)

Francesco Potorti` wrote:

> The subject describes what I suspect is the cause of the bug, but I am
> not sure, because I made no real investigation
> $ touch /tmp/First-October\ \'07.pdf
> $ emacs -Q
> C-x d /tmp/Firs TAB RET
>  ==> Listing directory failed but `access-file' worked

This comment from insert-directory looks relevant:

   Quote some characters that have special meanings in shells; but
   don't quote the wildcards--we want them to be special. We also
   currently don't quote the quoting characters in case people want to
   use them explicitly to quote wildcard characters.


(shell-quote-wildcard-pattern "/tmp/First-October '07.pdf")

returns "/tmp/First-October\\ '07.pdf", rather than
"/tmp/First-October\\ \\'07.pdf".

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