Daniel Pittman <daniel(a)rimspace.net> wrote:
...and, of course, Windows doesn't do quote
processing or command line
parsing in any particular standard way, so each process gets the
entire single string with the rest of the command line on it.
Which makes for hilarity as every developer implements command line
splitting and quoting themselves.
And I suppose those developers tend to support it inconsistently.
I've heard that the Windows command line still resembles DOS, i.e., batch
files, DOS commands, drive letters, \ path separators. Is that right? How are
spaces in file names handled if there is no built-in support for quoting?
I'm one of those "never used Windows" people who moved away from Microsoft
products in the DOS days.