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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 23:28:11 +0200

> From: "Mark Galeck (CW)" <address@hidden>
> CC: "address@hidden" <address@hidden>, "address@hidden" <address@hidden>
> Date: Sun, 7 Feb 2010 12:44:09 -0800
> >The way it works with the Windows shell and Windows echo will not
> change.
> wait, we already established, that this has nothing to do with shell or echo 
> - on Windows, GNU make is currently stripping one of 3 backslashes in a 
> command like this:
> Foobar:
>       perl \\\foobar
> and, I think we have established that this behavior is undocumented ( I think 
> Paul is saying it is a bug, and you are saying you are not sure).  

It does that only when it does not invoke builtin commands.

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