[tex-k] LaTeX segfaults with source specials and space in filename

Frank Küster frank at kuesterei.ch
Sat Jan 10 15:55:13 CET 2004

Fabrice Popineau <Fabrice.Popineau at supelec.fr> wrote:

> What I find intriguing is that clearly the unix doesn't take care of
> handling filenames with spaces. So I wonder how it can crash because of
> this filename.

Well, UNIX (at least Linux with bash) can deal fine with spaces in
filenames, as long as they are correctly escaped. It even does TAB
completion on them.

$ touch "foo bar.tex"
$ ls foo\ bar.tex 
foo bar.tex
$ ls "foo bar.tex"
foo bar.tex

Bye, Frank
Frank Küster, Biozentrum der Univ. Basel
Abt. Biophysikalische Chemie

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