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myworlddown

I know this has probably been answered before but I have tryed every availible resource to find a solution to this coding issue. I need to be able to run a program with command line switches which works fine in all operating systems except XP because of the spaces in "C:\Documents and Settings\". I realize that there is supposably a proper way to make it function using different " & ' but despite my best efforts have been unable to get it to work the code is simple

RunWait(@comspec & '" /k ' & @DesktopDir & '\tdsskiller.exe -slient -dcexact -l tdss.txt"', '', @SW_HIDE)

It simply runs and closes without opening anything. Any help is appriciated!

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BrewManNH

Well, you spelled silent wrong for one thing.

Also your command line will be run like this

"C:Windowssystem32cmd.exe" /k C:UsersBobDesktoptdsskiller.exe -slient -dcexact -l tdss.txt" I'm thinking you're going to need a space before the first double quote in front of the /k.


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myworlddown

silent was spelled correctly in my actualy program and confirmed there is a space after first '" assuming &(space)'"(space)/k(space)'(space)& is accurate.

RunWait(@comspec & '" /k ' & @DesktopDir & 'tdsskiller.exe -silent -dcexact -l tdss.txt"', '', @SW_HIDE)

Thanks again for the help

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RunWait(@comspec & ' /k "' & @DesktopDir & 'tdsskiller.exe -silent -dcexact -l tdss.txt"', '', @SW_HIDE)

But for testing, you should use @sw_show


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RunWait(@comspec & ' /k "' & @DesktopDir & 'tdsskiller.exe -silent -dcexact -l tdss.txt"', '', @SW_SHOW)

Still gives same error in CMD "'C:Documents' is not a recognized as an internal or external executable command, operable program, or batch file."

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Try:

RunWait(@comspec & ' /k "' & @DesktopDir & '\tdsskiller.exe" -silent -dcexact -l tdss.txt', '', @SW_SHOW)

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myworlddown

Now we are getting somewhere. When I run that script it opens tdsskiller.exe but does not input the switches.

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BrewManNH

What happens if you don't use @ComSpec? Because you don't really need that


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