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RE: [PATCH] $EDITOR with spaces

From: Sander Striker <striker_at_apache.org>
Date: 2002-04-16 18:49:21 CEST

> From: cmpilato@collab.net [mailto:cmpilato@collab.net]
> Sent: 16 April 2002 18:36

> "Sander Striker" <striker@apache.org> writes:
>
> > > I certainly think requiring Windows users to escape paths to their
> > > editors is much worse than the status quo...
> >
> > Let me rephrase: people with spaces in their path to their editor
> > should escape them. That will give us an easy way out. The
> > majority of the people having to do that will be on windows,
> > since a common install path is "C:\Program Files\<whatever>".
> > However, if your editor is in your path, as simple
> > EDITOR="notepad.exe" (or whatever you like) will do.
>
> Does WinNT have the 8.3 short-name thing going on? I mean, can
> all Windows users do the C:\PROGRA~1\<whatever>" thing in those cases?

AFAIK, all versions of NT support that.

Sander

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