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Revision 707c0dbc

ID707c0dbc97cddfe8d2441b8259c6c526d99f2dd8

Added by Ram Pai almost 12 years ago

support colon in filenames

Problem: It is impossible to feed filenames with the character colon because
qemu interprets such names as a protocol. For example filename scsi:0, is
interpreted as a protocol by name "scsi".

This patch allows user to espace colon characters. For example the above
filename can now be expressed either as 'scsi\:0' or as file:scsi:0

anything following the "file:" tag is interpreted verbatin. However if "file:"
tag is omitted then any colon characters in the string must be escaped using
backslash.

Here are couple of examples:

scsi\:0\:abc is a local file scsi:0:abc
http\://myweb is a local file by name http://myweb
file:scsi:0:abc is a local file scsi:0:abc
file:http://myweb is a local file by name http://myweb

Signed-off-by: Ram Pai <>
Signed-off-by: Anthony Liguori <>

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