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Re: Having to manually escape quote character in args to "system"?

by salva (Abbot)
on Sep 12, 2017 at 12:54 UTC ( #1199197=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Having to manually escape quote character in args to "system"?

But on Windows (no test for single quote, because irrelevant and works OK):
>perl -E "system $^X, '-E', 'say for @ARGV', 1, qq(\x22), 2" 1 2
Tracing the script with Process Monitor shows that the system call becomes...
C:\Strawberry\perl\bin\perl.exe -E "say for @ARGV" 1 " 2
It seems that multi-arg system doesn't quote arguments that already have quotes... maybe some poor application of DWIM principles or a work-around for keeping compatibility with old scripts written before the automating quoting was introduced.

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