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

Frédéric Delanoy frederic.delanoy at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 03:58:49 CDT 2011

On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 02:43, Martin Gregorie <martin at gregorie.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-09-12 at 18:31 -0500, stvs wrote:
>> Thanks for the suggestion, but that wil fail because it is wine that
>> fails when executed from within a directory containing a special
>> character.
> You said 'There is no way for me to escape the directory's name in the
> (scripted) call to wine', which indicates that your problem is an
> inability to escale question marks in a non-Windows script. Your example
> only confirms this by showing:
> cd 'foo?'
> wine cmd.exe bar.exe
> which nowhere indicates that wine and its app has much idea what
> directory its in when it fails.

As already mentioned, '?' is disallowed in dir/filenames in windows,
and wine conforms to that.
See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa365247(v=VS.85).aspx#naming_conventions
for more information.

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