[systemd-devel] Argument quoting in Exec lines
lennart at poettering.net
Mon Sep 10 15:30:51 PDT 2012
On Tue, 04.09.12 09:12, Daniel Drake (dsd at laptop.org) wrote:
> Not sure whether to submit a bug report or documentation patch for this.
> ExecStart=/usr/bin/foo --arg1="foo bar"
> Causes foo to be run with 2 command line args:
> 1. --arg1="foo
> 2. bar"
> Not what I was hoping for.
> ExecStart=/usr/bin/foo "--arg1=foo bar"
> does what I want, just 1 command line arg:
> 1. --arg1=foo bar
> Took me a while to figure that out. Is this the desired behaviour?
We are not a shell, this is desired behaviour. The word splitting code
is a bit naive currently, and could use some improvements in regards to
escaping but I actually think in this specific regard I like the current
I thought I had actually documented this somewhere but I must admit I
can find it right now. I have added a TODO list item for this now that
we add a proper explanation.
Lennart Poettering - Red Hat, Inc.
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