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Re: argv @-expansion with pathname containing spaces

On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 11:34:37AM +0100, Csaba Raduly wrote:
>> H Denis,
>> On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 5:20 PM, Denis Excoffier  wrote:
>> >
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > I try to use the @pathname feature (see
>> >,
>> > but it does not seem to work when pathname contains a space character.
>> >
>> > My test pathname is D:\Documents and Settings\myuser\Desktop\test; with
>> > C:\Home\myuser\test it works perfectly.
>> >
>> > I have tried @"path name" or @'path name', @path\\ name, or even
>> > @path" "name, with no interpretation of the @.
>> Have you tried with '@D:\Documents and Settings\myuser\Desktop\test' ?
Does not work.
>> Have you tried with '@D:\Docume~1\myuser\Desktop\test' ?
Does not work either, but @D:\Docume~1\myuser\Desktop\test
(without the simple quotes) does work. However i don't see how to
derive the 8.3 form from my original filename, using DOS only.

For the moment, the best solution i have is to copy
the original file into, say, %TEMP%\dummy.txt, hoping that %TEMP%
will not contain any spaces:

copy "%pathname%" %TEMP%\dummy.txt > nul


Denis Excoffier.

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