Issue #8028 has been reported by Shagabutdinov (Leonid Shagabutdinov).

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Bug #8028: Shellwords.escape works incorrect under windows
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/8028

Author: Shagabutdinov (Leonid Shagabutdinov)
Status: Open
Priority: Normal
Assignee: 
Category: 
Target version: 
ruby -v: ruby 2.0.0p0 (2013-02-24) [i386-mingw32]


Shellwords.escape works incorrect under windows (tested for Windows 7
x64), here is example:


Actual result:

irb(main):001:0> require 'shellwords'
=> true

irb(main):002:0> `echo #{Shellwords.escape( '123>' )} test` # should
echo "123> test", but echo nothing
=> ""

irb(main):003:0> File.read( 'test' ) # but writes file "test"
=> "123\\\n"


Expected result:

irb(main):001:0> `echo 132^> test` # the correct escape sequence, echoed
"123> test"
=> "132> test\n"


Tested for "ruby 2.0.0p0 (2013-02-24) [i386-mingw32]", ruby 1.9.3, but this bug can be found in earlier ruby versions as well.




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