Shell command problem on Windows 7

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Tue Oct 16 20:54:51 EDT 2012


When you put the contents into your tCommand variable you can do this

put shortfilepath("the file path with spaces") && "the paramers and
switches to pass" into tCommand

At this point no quotes are needed around the filepath because there will
be no spaces. (it will be in 8.3 format)

On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 4:29 PM, Bob Sneidar <bobs at twft.com> wrote:

> I mean diff.exe. I would need that to try the exact arguments you are
> using. But glad you got it working.
>
> Bob
>
>
> On Oct 16, 2012, at 2:55 PM, Peter Haworth wrote:
>
> > This is not an app problem Bob, the program never runs.
> >
> > In any case, I've found a workaround for the problem, which is to issue
> two
> > commands in one call to the shell.  So tCommand now contains:
> >
> > cd "C:\Program Files (x86)\GnuWin32\bin" & diff.exe -i-E -b -B "<path to
> > filename1>" "<path to filename2>"
> >
> > That works.
> >
> > Pretty clear LC is messing with the command before it hands it off to the
> > shell.
> >
> > Pete
> > lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>
> >
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 2:37 PM, Bob Sneidar <bobs at twft.com> wrote:
> >
> >> 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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