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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 [...] rt.cpan.org
From: Hayden Clark <perlmail [...] clarkgroup.co.uk>
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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 Local.pm, 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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