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From: Paul Bristow (paul.a.bristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2020-09-10 15:02:58

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> From: Boost-build <boost-build-bounces_at_[hidden]> On Behalf Of Chambers, Matthew via Boost-
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> Sent: 10 September 2020 15:34
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> Cc: Chambers, Matthew <matt.chambers42_at_[hidden]>
> Subject: [Boost-build] Percent signs in Windows paths
> I'm trying to pass a filename with a % in it to a run target and running into an issue with the %
> disappearing because of Windows cmd processing. If I double up the % in the run target, just like I
> would in a Windows batch file, it works. Should Boost.Build handle this automatically?

Do you need to escape the % ??

rule escape ( string : symbols : escape-symbol )

Escapes all of the characters in symbols using the escape symbol escape-symbol for the given string, and returns the escaped string.

But as ever no example given to make this clear :-(

Might help?


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