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Long Filenames

Posted on 1998-08-07
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How can I get the short version (with ~) of a long filename ? I need it for commands like CreateProcess which only seems to accept the short version.
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Question by:MarcoHelmers
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::GetShortPathName().

::CreateProcess() should be able to handle long filenames.
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Marco, enclose your LFNs in " " if they contain spaces
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Thanx ...
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