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getRuntime().exec() problem

Posted on 2010-08-30
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In the line below, filename is a String that is the path and filename of an excel file. This works (ie the file is displayed in Excel), except when there is a space in the path. How can this be fixed?

Runtime.getRuntime().exec(new String[] { "cmd.exe", "/c", "start", filename });

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check this link (scroll down or search for "Path to executable with spaces in them")
http://www.rgagnon.com/javadetails/java-0014.html
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by:Valeri
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Try this:
Runtime.getRuntime().exec(new String[] { "cmd.exe", "/c", "start", "\"" + filename + "\"" });
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by:allelopath
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From the link, this works:
String[] commands = {"cmd", "/c", "start", "\"DummyTitle\"",fileName};

That DummyTItle is necessary, doesn't work without it. What does it do?
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This Dummy title is needed only for windows. If start command sees a string it takes it as a title of the command window. That's way the dummy title is needed, otherwise the real filename is considered as a title of the command window.
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