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Re: [PATCH 0/10] Whitespace robustness patch series

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/10] Whitespace robustness patch series
Date: Tue, 04 Dec 2007 14:43:15 -0800
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Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> writes:

> but I wouldn't know how to make it foolproof.  First, if the space is
> missing after `>' and $file begins with `>', then append mode is used.
> But also, if $file begins with whitespace, that is just ignored anyway.

I'm a bit out of context here, but can't you prepend "./" to the file
name, if the file begins with " " or ">" or any other troublesome

> - If the build tree name contains whitespace, the manpages come out
> wrongly.  The synopsis says
> |    dir with  spaces/build/bin/ifnames [OPTION] ...  [FILE] ...

I assume that's a bug already, right?  If so, it doesn't hurt to put
the fix off until later.

Thanks for taking this on.

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