[gst-devel] GStreamer in Windows - need alternate stage separator character

Wesley J. Miller WMiller at sdr.com
Mon Apr 26 17:15:15 CEST 2010

Stefan Kost [mailto:ensonic at hora-obscura.de] wrote:

> On the otherhand we could probably have an option that on windows we
> replace any "|" pipe symbols with "!" before passing the string to
> gst_parse_launch. Does the "|" have a special meaning in cmd.exe?

Like all its ancestors back to CP/M, cmd.exe thinks it can pipe data.  So, yes, cmd.exe uses "|" along with "%^*/\@()&+" and the double quote itself.

> One you have a idea, how this could work, you can file a bug
> (enhancement request) to bugzilla.gnome.org. Ideall containing a patch :)


Thanks much.


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