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[Condor-users] weird behavior -- commas and quotes in condor_submit arguments

Help! I'd like to run a condor job with arguments that contain double quotes, single quotes, and commas, but condor_submit is always able to mangle my input beyond recognition. As a testbed, I run a batch file that just echo's its input arguments, like so:

echo %1 %2 %3 ...

When I then submit the following:

executable = echo_inputs.bat
universe = vanilla
arguments = """myfunction('''arg1''','''arg2''')"""

I'm using the new style arguments formatting: the intention is to end up with


HOWEVER, what actually gets run (the output of the echo batch file) is

"\"myfunction('arg1' 'arg2')\""

(Note disappearance of comma, backslash insertion, and lack of double double quote deletion.) As I understand it, this is not at all in agreement with the condor_submit documentation at http://www.cs.wisc.edu/condor/manual/v6.8/condor_submit.html.

Can someone shed light on this? I'm using 6.8.5 with all Windows machines.


- Matthijs