Perl 5 version 24.4 documentation
CPAN::HandleConfig - internal configuration handling for CPAN.pm
Quotes an item to become safe against spaces in shell interpolation. An item is enclosed in double quotes if:
- - the item contains spaces in the middle
- - the item does not start with a quote
This happens to avoid shell interpolation problems when whitespace is present in directory names.
This method uses
the correct quote. If
a space, no quoting will take place.
if it starts and ends with the same quote character: leave it as it is
if it contains no whitespace: leave it as it is
if it contains whitespace, then
if it contains quotes: better leave it as it is
else: quote it with the correct quote type for the box we're on
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