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xp_cmdshell space

Posted on 2004-10-20
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I'm trying to something like the following:

Declare @myCommand varchar(255)
Set @myCommand = 'copy F:\Folder\SubFolder\file.txt  F:\Folder\SubFolder\my archive\file.txt'
EXEC xp_cmdshell @myCommand

I get an error "The syntax of the command is incorrect."

I believe this is due to the space in "my archive".  What am i doing wrong?  If it is the space, how do handle the syntax?
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try

Set @myCommand = 'copy "F:\Folder\SubFolder\file.txt"  "F:\Folder\SubFolder\my archive\file.txt"'

other than that, I don't see any problems...
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by:wordtool
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Yes, the quotes work, thank you.
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