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Id: 83721
Status: resolved
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Queue: Perl-Dist-Strawberry

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Subject: Mangling PATH environment variable containing quotes.
Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2013 21:33:15 +0000
To: bug-Perl-Dist-Strawberry [...]
From: Hayden Clark <perlmail [...]>
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Version: This is perl 5, version 16, subversion 2 (v5.16.2) built for MSWin32-x86-multi-thread Steps to reproduce: SET PATH=foo"bar";baz <strawberry-root>\perl\bin\perl.exe -e "print $ENV{PATH},\"\n\";" Expected result: foo"bar";baz Actual result: foo"bar;baz SET PATH=foo;"bar"baz; <strawberry-root>\perl\bin\perl.exe -e "print $ENV{PATH},\"\n\";" Expected: foo;"bar"baz; Actual: foo;bar"baz; (note that echo %PATH% displays foo;"bar"baz; as expected) Symptoms: This causes odd behaviour if the system PATH contains elements with spaces, enclosed in quotes. Things really go casters-up-mode if the C:\WINDOWS\system32 entry is /after/ the quoted element. This causes Strawberry Perl to throw out odd errors as it can't execute standard system utilities (e.g., in, qx(chcp) at line 44).
Unfortunately this seems to be a bug in perl core not a specific issue with strawberry perl.

You should better report this issue via perbug to p5p team.


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