[dev-context] trouble with texmfstart and =

Aditya Mahajan adityam at umich.edu
Sat Aug 30 00:56:48 CEST 2008

texmfstart does not handle = in --argument propertly. For example

texmfstart --verbose --arguments="a=b" bin:echo


texmfstart version 2.0.3
using 'system' call: echo a

Notice that oly echo a is being called. This causes problems when I want 
to call echo "a=b". If I try

texmfstart --verbose --arguments="\"a=b\"" bin:echo

I get

texmfstart version 2.0.3
using 'system' call: echo "a
sh: Syntax error: Unterminated quoted string

execution failed

For some reason, texmfstart is truncating the argument before =. Due to 
this bug the vim module does not work anymore.


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