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Slashes (Re: PATH vs. Path ([Fwd: Returned mail: see transcript for deta

From: Alessandro Vesely
Subject: Slashes (Re: PATH vs. Path ([Fwd: Returned mail: see transcript for details]
Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2005 08:06:20 +0100

Earnie Boyd wrote:
> <quote who="Alessandro Vesely">
> >
> > Running (a slight modification of) your test makefile reveals yet another
> > error of this beta: $(MAKE) needs those backslashes! Without them the
> > cmd.exe shell doesn't work. I added a line with literal path, i.e.
> cmd.exe will work with / if you quote the argument.
> C:\>dir "c:/Software Center/Common Files"
>  Volume in drive C is MyDriveC
>  Volume Serial Number is 70EB-1340
>  Directory of c:\Software Center\Common Files

Command chokes happily:
  D:\tmp\TOOLS>dir "C:/CYGWIN/ETC/X11/FS"
   Il volume nell'unità C non ha etichetta
   Numero di serie del volume: 2939-17ED
   Directory di C:\ALE\DOC\MARINA

So I'd better $(subst /,\,$(MAKE)): which is what you wrote on
Sun, 27 Feb 2005 03:10:32 -0500 (EST)
> Don't forget though, when spawning a process you need the command line to
> use \ instead of /.

Besides automated tests, what was the reason to translate slashes in
the $(MAKE)?

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