The re-stupidification of the parser in build 44 seems to have introduced some unexpected (and unwanted!) effects. For example, this command
works as expected in v16, that is Editpad lite is started with a single tab containing test.btm. In v17 b45 the same command opens Editpad lite with a total of 6 tabs, one containing test.btm and the others, all empty, titled "Editpadlite7.exe", "Just", "Great", "Lite" and "Editpad".
d:\>"C:\Program Files\Just Great Software\EditPad Lite 7\EditPadLite7.exe" d:\batch\test.btm