## #1465 msys installations with spaces in the path

MSYS
pending
Feature
none
Unknown
True
2013-02-08
2010-09-03
David Hoyt
No

I've attached a small patch that allows msys to be run from a path that has spaces in it by quoting the path in a few places. To reproduce the problem I was seeing, all you have to do is create an msys environment in a path that has a space in it. e.g.: C:\Documents and Settings\user1\msys

I know the recommendation is to install to C:\msys, but I've run many, many msys/mingw programs that work fine without requiring them to be in C:\msys. This patch allows my environment to now be xcopy deployable. Which is a benefit for people in my project.

I'm on Windows 7, x86_64.

uname -a gives me: MINGW32_NT-6.1 DEV-PC1 1.0.15(0.47/3/2) 2010-07-06 22:04 i686 Msys

My environment should be up-to-date -- it was created this morning.

## Discussion

• David Hoyt - 2010-09-03

Small patch to allow spaces in installation path

• Earnie Boyd - 2010-09-07

I think this is a duplicate. Please check the previous issues.

• Earnie Boyd - 2010-09-07
• assigned_to: nobody --> cstrauss

• Earnie Boyd - 2013-01-18
• category: --> Future_MSYS_enhancement
• milestone: Future_MSYS_enhancement --> MSYS

• Earnie Boyd - 2013-02-08
• labels: MSYS --> msys.bat, Duplicate?
• status: open --> pending
• type: --> Feature
• resolution: --> none
• category: Future_MSYS_enhancement --> Unknown
• patch_attached: --> True