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FS#328 - Ascii char '=' in filenames causes command line parsing failure

Attached to Project: POV-Ray
Opened by Marco Costa (costa.marco) - Wednesday, 04 March 2015, 19:41 GMT
Last edited by William F Pokorny (wfpokorny) - Saturday, 15 October 2016, 17:50 GMT
Task Type Definite Bug
Category Frontend → User interface
Status Tracked on GitHub
Assigned To No-one
Operating System Linux
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version 3.70 release
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No


The following command fails with parsing error:
povray +OqXfFbD0Vg5XjZgi5sOefkvdF_oCGrZ1ChVhrQw==.png +IqXfFbD0Vg5XjZgi5sOefkvdF_oCGrZ1ChVhrQw==.pov +W1000 +H1000

The following command succeeds:
povray +OqXfFbD0Vg5XjZgi5sOefkvdF_oCGrZ1ChVhrQw.png +IqXfFbD0Vg5XjZgi5sOefkvdF_oCGrZ1ChVhrQw.pov +W1000 +H1000

Any option that gets a filename as parameter will fail if it contains ‘=’.

It is a regression, as it worked fine with 3.6.

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Comment by William F Pokorny (wfpokorny) - Saturday, 15 October 2016, 17:50 GMT
  • Field changed: Status (Unconfirmed → Tracked on GitHub)
  • Field changed: Severity (Critical → Medium)

Now tracked on github as issue #120.