Subject: bug#25423: 25.1; Can't use dired with spaces or
special characters in folder names using tramp



I can't navigate (or do anything else like dired-do-chmod) using dired when
directories have spaces or special characters over a tramp connection. I think
it's because Emacs is putting quotes '' or "" around the folders in question.

Using `emacs -Q` and navigate to a directory like below. I can hit RET to go to
Folder1 but neither 'Folder 2' nor "Folder's 4". Note that the folders don't
actually have quotation marks in their name --- Emacs is adding that in the
dired buffer.

drwxrwsr-x 3 owner group 4096 Jan 9 19:29 Folder1
drwxrwsr-x 3 owner group 4096 Jan 9 20:47 'Folder 2'
drwxrwsr-x 3 owner group 4096 Jan 9 19:30 "Folder's_3"


In GNU Emacs 25.1.1 (x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.22.5)
of 2016-12-23 built on juergen
Windowing system distributor 'The X.Org Foundation', version 11.0.11804000
System Description: Arch Linux

Configured using:
'configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --libexecdir=/usr/lib
--localstatedir=/var --with-x-toolkit=gtk3 --with-xft
'CFLAGS=-march=x86-64 -mtune=generic -O2 -pipe
-fstack-protector-strong' CPPFLAGS=-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2
LDFLAGS=-Wl,-O1,--sort-common,--as-needed,-z,relro'

Configured features:
XPM JPEG TIFF GIF PNG RSVG IMAGEMAGICK SOUND GPM DBUS GCONF GSETTINGS
NOTIFY ACL GNUTLS LIBXML2 FREETYPE M17N_FLT LIBOTF XFT ZLIB
TOOLKIT_SCROLL_BARS GTK3 X11

Important settings:
value of $LANG: en_US.UTF-8
locale-coding-system: utf-8-unix

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J. Alexander Branham
PhD Candidate
Department of Government
University of Texas at Austin
https://www.jabranham.com





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