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1 files changed, 8 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/config.c b/config.c
index 56e99fc..914cfce 100644
--- a/config.c
+++ b/config.c
@@ -630,13 +630,19 @@ static int store_write_pair(int fd, const char* key, const char* value)
int length = strlen(key+store.baselen+1);
int quote = 0;
- /* Check to see if the value needs to be quoted. */
+ /*
+ * Check to see if the value needs to be surrounded with a dq pair.
+ * Note that problematic characters are always backslash-quoted; this
+ * check is about not losing leading or trailing SP and strings that
+ * follow beginning-of-comment characters (i.e. ';' and '#') by the
+ * configuration parser.
+ */
if (value[0] == ' ')
quote = 1;
for (i = 0; value[i]; i++)
if (value[i] == ';' || value[i] == '#')
quote = 1;
- if (value[i-1] == ' ')
+ if (i && value[i-1] == ' ')
quote = 1;
if (write_in_full(fd, "\t", 1) != 1 ||