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Posted on 2006-10-26
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Hello ,

I am using a C++ command like this:  system("\"C:\\Program Files\\go.exe"");

It works fine and skips the space in the folder called "Program Files".

Now I would like to assign a CString variable such as:

CString str = "C:\\Progam Files\\go.exe"";
system(str.c_str());

How can I use the \" " switch to encapsulate the string to accept the space in "Program Files"

thanks in advance.....
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by:NorCal2612
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Can you try

CString str = "C:\\Program\ Files\\go.exe";
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by:0xC0DEB07
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You can't do that because system() takes *const* string.
You should use ShellExec() or spawn() instead.
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CString str = "\"C:\\Program Files\\go.exe\"";
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by:0xC0DEB07
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by:0xC0DEB07
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lol ozo is right
please disregard my comments
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by:Prashant Sabnekar
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try this
CString str = "C:\\Program\ /Files\\go.exe";
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by:dreichl
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It must read like:

CString str = "\"C:\\Program Files\\go.exe\"";
system(str);

If you'd like to be able to compile it in Unicode mode, it has to look like the following:

CString str = _T("\"C:\\Program Files\\go.exe\"");
system(str);
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