Coverting a directory name to 8 char format

I need to know how to covert this: d:\Reseller Domains\Marin Market\ into a old dos format.  I got this far: d:\resell~1\ BUT I cant figure out how do do the next folder because the 6th character is a space.  I CANT change the folder is not an option.

This is urgent and any help is appreciated.
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truckfanatic_comAuthor Commented:
The title was supposed to be converting :) DOH!
Simply use "dir /x" in a command shell to obtain the short name of a directory or file name.

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Try this in NT and XP:

@echo off

echo %~s1


shortname "d:\Reseller Domains\Marin Market\"

shortname would be the name of the batch file.

Good Luck,

if you are using DOS 6.0+ (2K & XP posibly NT as well but I'm not sure) this folder will be called
spaces are ignored in this version of dos
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