[erlang-bugs] Colons in ERL_LIBS

Matwey V. Kornilov <>
Fri Jul 5 15:03:45 CEST 2013


It seems that character ':' (colon) is not escaped in ERL_LIBS, this way 
it is impossible to add path consisting of colons to ERL_LIBS variable.

Please, see [1] for details, the following construction won't work as 

ERL_LIBS="/home/user/c\:dir/elixir/lib" erl -s elixir start_cli

Comment: 'c:dir' is the name of directory

[1] https://github.com/elixir-lang/elixir/issues/1375#issuecomment-20510270

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