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18 Oct 2021 16:26:40 EDT (-0400)
  Re: res.ini only a feature for povray in Windows?  
From: The Traveler
Date: 27 Sep 2021 12:30:00
Message: <web.6151f0a3ffffcfe7dd31149be3dfee7c@news.povray.org>
"jr" <cre### [at] gmailcom> wrote:
> hi,
>
> "The Traveler" <jho### [at] northrimnet> wrote:
> > tth <sig### [at] dinoramafr> wrote:
> > > On 9/27/21 4:23 PM, The Traveler wrote:
> > > > povray `res[Low]` test.pov
> > >
> > >     Just try normal ' or double " quote.
> > >     Backticks ` have special meaning for the shell
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > +-------------------------------------------------------------------+
> > > |                      sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.        |
> > > +-------------------------------------------------------------------+
> >
> > Thanks. Yep, tried 'em all now, single, double, backticks, escaped slashes "\"
> > all that I an think of for the bash shell.
> >
> > The only ones that don't throw an error are backticks.
>
> that is so .. unusual, if it were my machine, I'd focus on finding out why the
> shell does not (apparently) work as it ought to.
>
>
> regards, jr.

Well, so far, it's only this single case issue with povray. Using backticks is
normally used for command substitution in the shell itself, not in passing flags
to an application so I think it's working as it should. Putting backticks thus
'res[Low]' is telling the shell itself to process the parameter so it never gets
passed to the povray executable to be parsed by it.

Well, either way it's an interesting problem. As I'm now retired from the IT
life, I have a lot of time for interesting problems ...

Cheers.


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