[Xquartz-dev] spaces in pathnames

Harald Hanche-Olsen hanche at math.ntnu.no
Mon Jun 30 06:33:52 PDT 2008

+ Jeremy Huddleston <jeremyhu at freedesktop.org>:

> On Jun 29, 2008, at 19:40, Russell Whitaker wrote:
> > I think spaces in path names is a BAD idea.
> > Breaks too many things in the command line environment.
> Yes.  I agree, but we want software to "just work" even when users  
> make horrifically bad decisions.

Including when they put any mixture of single quotes, double quotes,
backslashes and dollar signs in said path names?  ;->

I suspect you cannot win this one.

- Harald

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