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RE: print with ampersand (&) in path or name

From: Gregory White
Subject: RE: print with ampersand (&) in path or name
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2018 22:24:38 +0000

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Mike Miller [mailto:address@hidden 
>Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2018 2:49 PM
>To: Gregory White <address@hidden>
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>Subject: Re: print with ampersand (&) in path or name
>On Thu, Mar 15, 2018 at 18:55:22 +0000, Gregory White wrote:
>> It doesn't seem to tolerate the "&" symbol in the filename or the 
>> path. I did some looking to see if an escape was needed for &, but did 
>> not find anything.
>Can you please file a bug report at

I will do that.

>This should work. This does work for me on a GNU/Linux system, so may be 
>something with the way external commands are called when printing to a file on 
>Btw, it seems obvious to me that I would want to avoid any file or directory 
>names that have '&' in them, but this may not be obvious to everyone, and I do 
>think Octave should support this.

I don't like use of the ampersand for these things, but... getting people to 
not use R&D, V&V, or simile is already a lost battle. :-( 

Thank you,

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