Commit 2dd273b9 authored by Noam Postavsky's avatar Noam Postavsky
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Mention that shell quoting of % on w32 may fail (Bug#19350)

* doc/lispref/os.texi (Security Considerations): Mention that quoting
of '%' assumes no '^' in variable names.
* test/lisp/subr-tests.el (shell-quote-argument-%-on-w32): New test,
demonstrating what doesn't work.
parent 19fa6d56
......@@ -3042,7 +3042,9 @@ with @samp{-}, or might contain shell metacharacters like @samp{;}.
Although functions like @code{shell-quote-argument} can help avoid
this sort of problem, they are not panaceas; for example, on a POSIX
platform @code{shell-quote-argument} quotes shell metacharacters but
not leading @samp{-}. @xref{Shell Arguments}. Typically it is safer
not leading @samp{-}. On MS-Windows, quoting for @samp{%} assumes
none of the environment variables have @samp{^} in their name.
@xref{Shell Arguments}. Typically it is safer
to use @code{call-process} than a subshell. @xref{Synchronous
Processes}. And it is safer yet to use builtin Emacs functions; for
example, use @code{(rename-file "@var{a}" "@var{b}" t)} instead of
......@@ -307,5 +307,22 @@ cf. Bug#25477."
(should (eq (string-to-char (symbol-name (gensym))) ?g))
(should (eq (string-to-char (symbol-name (gensym "X"))) ?X)))
(ert-deftest shell-quote-argument-%-on-w32 ()
"Quoting of `%' in w32 shells isn't perfect.
:expected-result :failed
(skip-unless (and (fboundp 'w32-shell-dos-semantics)
(let ((process-environment (append '("ca^=with-caret"
;; It actually results in
;; without-caret with-caret
(should (equal (shell-command-to-string
(format "echo %s %s"
(shell-quote-argument "%ca%")))
"without-caret %ca%"))))
(provide 'subr-tests)
;;; subr-tests.el ends here
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