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Re: Switching from CVS to GIT

From: David Brown
Subject: Re: Switching from CVS to GIT
Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2007 17:03:47 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.16 (2007-06-09)

On Sun, Oct 14, 2007 at 11:59:35PM +0100, Dave Korn wrote:
On 14 October 2007 23:15, Alex Riesen wrote:

Interprocess communication:

- it has only one argument (limited in size) passed to started
  programs, which means that there is no possible way to safely pass
  file and text arguments on command line (more than one, that is)


The MS exec* calls just concatenate all of the argv arguments, separating
them with a space into a single buffer.

Look at the general _exec* page:

and read the first "Note" section.

If you know what the library on the other end is doing to re-parse the
arguments back into separate strings, it might be possible to quote things
enough to handle names with spaces, but it is hard.


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