Implement Shellwords.shellescape correctly for Windows
shellwords module was originally designed and developed for *NIX, and currently works like this:
Shellwords.shellescape("/home/me/test with space.txt")
# => "/home/me/test\\ with\\ space.txt"
# => "C:Program\\ Files"
I think it's a good opportunity to extend it to support Windows. According to , it looks like using quotations is the only option for paths used in a batch script that have space inside. I propose:
# => "\"C:\Program Files\""
I think adding
Shellwords.cmdescape is better than changing
Some environments on Windows support both bash and cmd.
I agree with @znz (Kazuhiro NISHIYAMA). IMO, a gem named
cmdwords or something would be a good start for the feature instead of directly extending
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I'm curious for what purpose you need to escape paths.
To pass it to another program, it is better to
system with split array.
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