[Wine] WINE fails in directories with Question Marks in name

Frédéric Delanoy frederic.delanoy at gmail.com
Mon Sep 12 19:17:50 CDT 2011

On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 23:58, stvs <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote:
>> You can escape a character to remove its special properties or
>> enclose the string containing it in single quotes.
> Great, but how do I do that when I'm in a DIRECTORY that contains a special character? This is how this problem arises: there is a directory called 'foo?' in which there is the file bar.mpg. This fails:
> $ cd 'foo?'
> $ wine cmd.exe bar.mpg
> WINE is unable to operate within the directory named 'foo?'. There is no way for me to escape the directory's name in the (scripted) call to wine.

'?' is an invalid character as part of file or folder names in
windows, so is it in wine.

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