Shell command problem on Windows 7

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Tue Oct 16 17:37:32 EDT 2012


I'm at a loss then without the app that you are testing. I'd have to see the whole command with arguments and have the app installed to make any determinations. Years of troubleshooting has taught me to reproduce the user's issue before proceeding, and I can't do that here. Sorry.

Bob


On Oct 16, 2012, at 2:27 PM, Peter Haworth wrote:

> Bob,
> My latest post explains more about this - it's not the program
> name itself that causes the problem - it's the fact that
> I'm passing parameters into the program on the command line enclosed in
> quotes - that's what causes the error despite the fact that exactly the
> same command works at a Windows command prompt.
> Pete
> lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>
> 
> 
> 
> On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 2:00 PM, Bob Sneidar <bobs at twft.com> wrote:
> 
>> I tried that Ralph and it wouldn't work. I got the same result Peter did
>> when I excluded the quotes. Another way to do it is shell(quote & tCommand
>> & quote)
>> 
>> That way you can be sure there are quotes when the command is shelled out.
>> This would work only if you don't have arguments that must be outside a
>> quoted string.
>> 
>> It's my understanding that the command should work in the command prompt
>> without quotes, but there must be something about the shell() function
>> itself that messes with the command.
>> 
>> Bob
>> 
>> 
>> On Oct 16, 2012, at 12:01 PM, Ralph DiMola wrote:
>> 
>>> Peter,
>>> 
>>> Lose the quotes around the program name and you should be OK
>>> 
>>> Ralph DiMola
>>> IT Director
>>> Evergreen Information Services
>>> rdimola at evergreeninfo.net
>> 
>> 
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