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Re^4: Filename Surrounded by Quotes in a Scalar Variable Causes Open to Failby syphilis (Bishop)
|on Sep 13, 2020 at 14:54 UTC||Need Help??|
The windows shell requires double quotes around paths which contain spaces
This doesn't accurately describe Windows behaviour. In the cmd.exe shell (on Windows 7) I can do:
Sure, the first command needed the quotes. Otherwise I create 3 directories - namely "with", "a", and "space".
But the second command does not need any quotation at all.
Contrast this with the bash shell on Debian:
There's a similarity with Windows - without the quotes in the first command, directories "with", "a" and "space" will again be created.
However, here we see that, unlike the Windows cmd.exe shell, the Debian bash shell also requires quotes for the second (cd) command.
It therefore seems to me that your assertion is more applicable to Debian than to Windows.