"Swatosh, Joe R NWP" <Joe.R.Swatosh / nwp01.usace.army.mil> writes:

:I can't seem to send a command to the shell that contains ". Silly attempts
:that demonstrate the problem:
:
:irb(main):002:0> %x{cmd /c "cd && dir *.txt"}
:Syntax error: Unterminated quoted string
:""

It seems that the Cygwin DLL is old.  1.1.4?
Update the latest Cygwin(1.1.7-1).

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eban