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New bugs with command line args in bash script #177

drekka opened this Issue Jan 23, 2012 · 3 comments


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drekka commented Jan 23, 2012

Hi Tomaz

I pulled and built appledoc yesterday and it seems to be having some new problems with the command line args when I run from within a script. The weird thing being that if I cut and paste the assembled command and execute normally, it works just fine. Here's the relevant section of the script:

DC_APPLEDOC_CMD="appledoc --ignore .m -o \"$DC_BUILD_DIR/appledoc\" -p \"$DC_PROJECT_NAME\" -v \"$DC_CURRENT_PROJECT_VERSION\" -c \"$DC_COMPANY\" --company-id \"$DC_COMPANY_ID\" --install-docset --keep-intermediate-files --keep-undocumented-objects --keep-undocumented-members $DC_SRC"
echo Appledoc command: $DC_APPLEDOC_CMD

The first problem appears to be with the $DC_COMPANY variable. If it has a space it appears that, even with quotes, appledoc is breaking it up and getting confused, treating it's contents as new arguments.

The second problem appears to be that the $DC_SRC doesn't like quotes around it.

But as I said, if I run this it won't work, but if I cut and paste the echoed command, it works just fine.

So I'm having a few problems working this out :-)


tomaz commented Jan 25, 2012

Sorry for late reply... Don't have an answer for you I'm afraid - if it works when invoked directly, it has to do something with the variables and/or environment it's invoked in (bash etc). I don't remember changing something that would affect the command line. I'll leave this ticket open for a while in case me or someone else gets an idea...

drekka commented Jan 29, 2012

Ok, I'll let you know if I can deduce anything further.


tomaz commented Aug 25, 2012

Closing for now as it doesn't seem related to source code.

@tomaz tomaz closed this Aug 25, 2012

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