Bug #1014

Title parsing in psconvert -W+t"title" fails if title contains a + sign

Added by Paul almost 5 years ago. Updated almost 4 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:2016-12-08
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Paul% Done:


Target version:Candidate for next bugfix release
Affected version:5.4.x-svn Platform:


Subject says it all. Need to protect plus signs inside this string from being used as token separator. See how this is done in other places.


#1 Updated by Paul over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Resolved
  • Assignee set to Paul
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

Fixed in r18284. Because string arguments in quotes to +t etc are stripped by the shell there are no quotes to parse inside GMT. If your string or document name or folder name contains a plus symbol followed by a letter other than space you have three ways to handle this:

  1. Escape the plus sign with a backslash.
  2. Places double quotes around the name or title and then single quotes around the entire argument to -W.
  3. Same, but exchange the single and double quotes.

GMT parsing will handle these cases and strip off any remaining quotes around the entire title or name.

#2 Updated by Joaquim almost 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed
  • Affected version changed from 5.x-svn to 5.4.x-svn

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