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Re: why does command echo \\\foobar print \\foobar

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: why does command echo \\\foobar print \\foobar
Date: Sun, 07 Feb 2010 21:43:35 +0200

> From: "Mark Galeck (CW)" <address@hidden>
> CC: "address@hidden" <address@hidden>, "address@hidden" <address@hidden>
> Date: Sun, 7 Feb 2010 10:52:58 -0800
> Accept-Language: en-US
> acceptlanguage: en-US
> echo \\\foobar
> CreateProcess(C:\Tools\cygwin\bin\echo.exe,echo \\foobar,...)

Obviously, Make removes one of the 3 backslashes, before it invokes

I will try to look into this some day.  But this area is so delicate,
what with all the shells it supports, that I'd hesitate to change
anything unless I see a clear bug.

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