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I have the following line of code in a VBS script.

       WshShell.Run """c:\perl2.exe W_router.pl"""

The script host error is "file not found".

This command run as:

       c:\perl2.exe W_router.pl

from the command line succeeds. Clearly it is the space that is the problem. What to do?
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Try

Dim runCmd As String
runCmd = "c:\perl2.exe W_router.pl"
WshShell.Run runCmd

I've had a little trouble (inconsistently) with VBS and passing commands with parameters.  but wrapping it in a string seems to help.  
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bluntTony earned 200 total points
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Try using:
WshShell.Run "c:\perl2.exe W_router.pl"
I don't think you need the double quotes. The space signifies the start of the argument so it's OK. Encompassing it all in quotes is making the script look for a file call 'c:\perl2.exe W_router.pl', rather than a file called 'C:\perl2.exe' and an argument 'W_router.pl'.
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