[torqueusers] no spaces in directory names

Garrick Staples garrick at usc.edu
Thu Feb 7 15:21:23 MST 2008


On Thu, Feb 07, 2008 at 10:40:25AM -0500, Pete Wyckoff alleged:
> garrick at usc.edu wrote on Wed, 06 Feb 2008 13:53 -0800:
> > I'm getting inclined to reject all spaces; adding checks to qsub to ensure that
> > spaces don't sneak in with getcwd().
> > 
> > Passing in metacharacters, $IFS chars, etc. is just not going to work reliably
> > when eveything is interpreted and expanded in an unknown number of subshells.
> 
> Sigh.  That's what we already told the user who triggered this.  But
> it is rather unfortunate.  POSIX clearly tells us that filenames may
> include any character except / and \0.  A shame we have to break
> this in the batch queueing world.
> 
> This getcwd() case seemed like a very understandable case of the
> user not doing anything blatantly tricky.  But support for wildcards
> and such is getting in the way of having that just work?

I know.  I'm trying hard to figure out how to make everything work.

As I said, I think I have everything working except scp.

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