OT: How does Windows handle spaces in program names?

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Sun May 22 15:19:04 EDT 2011

Ah k, nvm. The impersonation stuff designates access level.

On Sun, May 22, 2011 at 1:14 PM, Mike Bonner <bonnmike at gmail.com> wrote:

> I don't understand Ken Rays script, will have to look things up.
> I don't know for sure, but I suspect a standard backslash is used to escape
> chars in vb scripts so if you had an executable named "fred schmed.exe" to
> make it work it would be "fred\ schmed.exe"
> Also, if you have a path with spaces in it, you can use shortfilepath to
> change it into a usable form with no escaping required.  For example, if
> you're trying to execute livecode from a standalone..
> put the shortfilepath of "C:\Program Files (x86)\RunRev\LiveCode
> 4.6\LiveCode.exe" into tPath
> then tPath will contain C:\PROGRA~2\RunRev\LIVECO~1.6\LiveCode.exe  no
> spaces, works fine.
> If an executable is in the path and you put the shortfilepath of
> "executable name with spaces.exe" I don't know if it will correctly return
> the shortened version of the filename without supplying the whole path, but
> it might.
> Also, can't take credit for the script, snitched it with only minor
> modifications.
> Ken, does your code return a list in shortened version?  Seems like thats
> what the whole impersonation stuff would be about. (goes to try it)
> On Sun, May 22, 2011 at 12:04 PM, Ken Ray <kray at sonsothunder.com> wrote:
>> > It would be helpful of course if I could see the process list in the PC
>> - then
>> > I could launch the prog from outside my LC app and just look at the list
>> to
>> > see what Windows calls it, but I don't know how to do that on XP since
>> > 'tasklist' isn't recognised and I don't know how to display things from
>> a VB
>> > script. It's sad to be so ignorant, but the charm of LiveCode is that
>> you
>> > don't normally have to know this kind of stuff about your target OS.
>> Here you go - this is a VBScript that will do it (watch line wraps):
>> Set ProcessSet =
>> GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\.\root\cimv2").ExecQu
>> ery("Select * from Win32_Process")
>> tList = ""
>> For each Process in ProcessSet
>>    if Process.ExecutablePath <> "" Then
>>        tList = tList & "Process.Name" & vbcrlf
>>    End If
>> Next
>> WScript.Echo tList
>> Ken Ray
>> Sons of Thunder Software, Inc.
>> Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
>> Web Site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/
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