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Re: [HTCondor-users] Unable to parse single quote in condor_submit config file

To pass quote in arguments, you need to place \\\ before it. \\ ends
up being an escaped \ character, then \" also ends up being an escaped
character for condor evaluation. Now you have \" left for the script
or command that you are running, and \" becomes an escaped double
quote. Essentially you are double escaping it, once for condor
processing, once for the shell, when condor runs the shell/command
with your arguments.
argument = "-arg1=\\\"hello world\\\" -arg2"

On Sun, Mar 31, 2013 at 4:52 PM, Ed T <javamarket@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello All and thanks for any help:
> I am experimenting with HTC in a lab as follows:
> Homogeneous Windows OS 7 units, no domain - workgroup, UNC file share with
> Everyone & Guest full permissions.
> HTC 7.9.4 x64
> I have matlab installed.  I have a simple .m file
> [code]
> diary;
> path;
> diary;
> exit
> [/code]
> that produces a file with Matlab's path so I can test HTC.  From a command
> prompt, the following command executes properly:
> matlab -nosplash -nodesktop -r -wait
> addpath(genpath('\\Diskstation\Matlab'));cd('\\Diskstation\Matlab\Test');trial;
> file://diskstation/MatLab is the UNC path to the shared depository where
> m-files are kept.
> I'm trying to avoid a bat wrapper, and put this in a condor_submit file.  It
> reads as follows in respect to the arguments:
> arguments = -nosplash -nodesktop -r -wait
> addpath(genpath('\\Diskstation\Matlab'));cd('\\Diskstation\Matlab\Test');trial;
> I've referenced
> http://research.cs.wisc.edu/htcondor/manual/current/condor_submit.html with
> variants of both the "old" and "new" style for parsing, but when inspecting
> condor_q -long I am able to inspect the manner in which the arguments are
> being parsed and it seems incorrect in respect to the single quotes.
> Specifically, as I understand the information presented the correct arugment
> string should read (new style):
> "-nosplash -nodesktop '-r -wait
> addpath(genpath(''\\Diskstation\Matlab''));cd(''\\Diskstation\Matlab\Test'');trial;'"
> this is
> DblQt-n...             Sngl-r...                         2xSngl\\...
> 2xSngl)...2xSignl\\...                            2xSngl...SnglDblQt
> I've tried this an many variants with no success.  If anyone has any ideas
> or references other than the above I would appreciate the direction.
> Many thanks,
> Mark
> Of note for many struggling with initial installation with Java errors, the
> global config file has the following entry that doesn't parse correctly
> (again specific to Windows):
> JAVA_CLASSPATH_DEFAULT = $(BIN) $(BIN)/scimark2lib.jar
> This space between $(BIN) $(BIN) parses as a colon and causes issues.
> Changing this to a hard coded ; overcomes this:
> JAVA_CLASSPATH_DEFAULT = $(BIN);$(BIN)/scimark2lib.jar
> and then the following change:
> There still doesn't appear to be a curl add-in in the windows deployment.
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Andrey Kuznetsov <akuznet1@xxxxxxxx>

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