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Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2002 19:27:56 +0300 (IDT)
From: Eli Zaretskii <eliz AT is DOT elta DOT co DOT il>
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To: Bob Stark <bstark AT protechpts DOT com>
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Subject: Re: How do you pass double quotes to a program via gnu make?
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On 30 Apr 2002, Bob Stark wrote:

> I am setting up gnu make to publish some files on Windows NT.  One of
> the commands that I run needs to be passed a parameter in the form:
>   -printer="Acrobat Distiller"
> 
> This works fine with GNU Make version 3.76.1
> 
> However, with the more recent GNU Make version 3.79.1, the double
> quotes are stripped off before they are passed to the executable.

That's intended.  Try

  -printer=\"Acrobat Distiller\"

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