On Wed, 16 Jan 2002 20:03:45 -0800 (PST), David L Norris
> On Wed, 2002-01-16 at 22:53, Bill Moseley wrote:
> > At 07:27 PM 01/16/02 -0800, Jason Birch wrote:
> > >> Hey David: What's the deal with this? Is the percent sign a shell meta
> > in Windows?
> > >but... (NT) %ENVVAR% == (Unix) $ENVVAR
> I'd have to concur... I'm guessing you might be able to escape it.
> But, I'm not sure.
I think that's what's going on here:
>> E:\Program Files\SWISH-E>swish-e -w you -x "%%t\n%%t" -H0
The doubling up escapes. Kinda like some forms of SQL. I wonder if
you can escape it with a \ too? That would be too unixish for those
> command.com is always confused. But, some days it accidentally gets
> things right.
Yes, but you never expect it when it happens, and when it does you
figure that it's doing it wrong.
> > Who writes this stuff? ;)
> Flying monkeys. Rooms and rooms full of them.
Man, if they could write Shakespeare, you'd think they could at least
do a half-decent command interpreter.
Received on Thu Jan 17 04:26:11 2002