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Re: Multiple backslashes

Randall R Schulz <> writes:

> What I said is accurate. However, in the absence of any explicit
> mention on your part, I assumed you were issuing the commands you
> specified from a Cygwin shell. It now appears you are entering them
> into CMD.exe.
> If I'm not mistaken, arguments are processed differently in Cygwin
> binaries when they are invoked from a Windows program than they are
> when invoked by another Cygwin process. Someone who knows better (or
> the manual...) will have to supply details, it's a mode of operation I
> never encounter (CMD.exe offends me deeply...). I have a vague
> recollection that there is a CYGWIN environment variable option that
> controls or supresses or modifies this behavior somehow--I'm even less
> sure about this than I am about the variant argument processing itself.

OK, I will look into it.

> I believe this is why you're experiencing difficulties. You'll have to
> familiarize yourself with the special argument processing in the
> Windows ->
> Cygwin transition.
> Or, you can do what I strongly suggest to everyone who'll listen:

Thank you very much for you comments, but I must repeat that in my case
XEmacs calls  bash -c "..." _directly_ via CreateProcess() with _exactly_
the same results. So I still tend to consider the necessity of "\\\\" as a

Hope to hear from you soon,

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