> -----Original Message-----
> From: WATANABE Hirofumi [mailto:eban / os.rim.or.jp]
> 
> "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).
> 
> -- 
> eban
> 

Great idea, thank you.  Updating helped other things (now `dir` works with
out having to `cmd /c dir` although with formatting that looks like ls), but
I'm still having trouble with the quotation marks.

irb(main):003:0> puts `cmd /c "dir && dir"`
Syntax error: Unterminated quoted string

nil

Any other good ideas?

Thanks, Joe Swatosh