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How to send Windows path (With spaces) as parameters to Runtime.exec with Java 1.5?

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Hi,

In Java 1.4 when I needed to send to Runtime.exec a parameter with spaces (Path under 'Program Files') I would just wrap it with:

String quotes= "\"";

and put quotes before and after it.

In Java 1.5 it adds to the string \" and not just " as I wanted, so how do I add " at the beginning and at the end?

Thanks
Eyal
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by:CEHJ
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What is the path
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by:CEHJ
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You would generally use something like

path = "\"C:\\Program Files\\Something\\Something.exe\"";
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by:Edy1988
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C:\Program Files\....
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by:Edy1988
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This path also crash, you need to have:

""C:\\Program Files\\Something\\Something.exe" -version", no?
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by:CEHJ
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If there are parameters then it would be

path = "\"C:\\Program Files\\Something\\Something.exe -version\"";

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by:CEHJ
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You'd be better off doing it more like this though:

List<String> args = new ArrayList<String>(2);
 args.add("C:\\Program Files\\Something\\Something.exe");
 args.add("-version");
 ProcessBuilder pb = new ProcessBuilder(args);
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by:Edy1988
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Tryed the path = "\"C:\\Program Files\\Something\\Something.exe -version\"";
It still cuts the path after the C:\Program

Any ideas?
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by:dbrownell83
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you probably need to \ the spaces too?
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by:dbrownell83
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also, try adding file:/

"file:/C:\\gen\\currency\\";
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by:Edy1988
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Hi,

The problem was the parameters "cmd.exe /C" before the command, now it works.

Thanks
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