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ls crashes when run on a UNC path or with non-ascii args #1006

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jstenar opened this Issue November 16, 2011 · 6 comments

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Jörgen Stenarson Min RK Fernando Perez
Jörgen Stenarson
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ls crashes when run on a UNC path or with non-ascii args.

I believe it is because os.system requires a str and will try to convert using ascii.
See #1005 for a quick fix. @takluyver how should this be done in a python3 compatible way?

In [3]: ls åäö/
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UnicodeEncodeError                        Traceback (most recent call last)
C:\python\bugreports\ipython\<ipython-input-3-af7427a4d827> in <module>()
----> 1 get_ipython().system(u"dir /on åäö/")

c:\python\external\ipython\IPython\core\interactiveshell.pyc in system_raw(self, cmd)
   2083                 if path is not None:
   2084                     cmd = '"pushd %s &&"%s' % (path, cmd)
-> 2085                 ec = os.system(cmd)
   2086         else:
   2087             ec = os.system(cmd)

UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode characters in position 8-10: ordinal not in range(128)
Min RK
Owner

Does it really fail on a UNC path? Because I specifically tested that case, and it certainly does work. Does the UNC path have to be non-ascii as well for it to fail?

Jörgen Stenarson
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Fernando Perez
Owner

Question, now that #1005 got merged, should this issue be closed?

Jörgen Stenarson
Collaborator

Yes I believe so. These things work for me now.

Min RK
Owner

Thanks, closing.

Min RK minrk closed this November 18, 2011
Fernando Perez
Owner

OK, closing then. You're the most likely to find any problems here, so feel free to reopen if you see any.

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