On Windows `generate-rest-docs` goal of `maven-jira-plugin` calls `maven-javadoc-plugin` with:
If this argument was passed to `javadoc.exe` directly, I'm pretty sure this would work. However, the javadoc plugin generates an argument file named "options" and executes:
The file contains all arguments with unescaped backslashes, although javadoc command documentation suggests:
If a filename contains embedded spaces, put the whole filename in double quotes, and double each backslash ("My Files
javadoc plugin version "2.4" is hardcoded in jira plugin, but I see no related changes in "2.10.4" in AbstractJavadocMojo.addCommandLineOptions() .