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remove space in directory name

Posted on 2005-05-14
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Last Modified: 2010-04-13
i have a script(deploy.cmd) in dos windows XP; the dir path has a space

C:\Program Files\WebSphere\AppServer\java

and the script breaks after it sees the space

how can I escape the space so it takes it as a whole name
Question by:royalcyber
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ID: 14004014
Try this
Or this
"C:\Program Files\WebSphere\AppServer\java"
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ID: 14004037
Longbow is right,

I will add in one more tidbit:

 The Progra~1 is the MSDOS "short name"

  If you need to know what it is for a given directory open a cmd prompt and do dir /x
  This will help you if you have a few similar long names as it might not be clear how to truncate them.

- Jack

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ID: 14004064
Don't truncate - always quote. Truncation is a deprecated feature which won't be around for much longer. Quoting is here to stay.
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fruhj earned 2000 total points
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PS on an unrelated subject -

  If you ever need to send a link in outlook that contains a space, you can do so by starting with a < and ending with a >

  Outlook will automatically convert to a link and remove the < and >

   Dear fred,
      the file you need is already on your computer.
     you can find it here: <c:\program files\freds program\fred.exe>

  - royalcyber


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