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How to get rid of double commas when passing parameters with FileCreateShortcut?

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Hi,

FileCreateShortcut ("C:templauncher-appl.exe parameter1", ...)
 
Because there is a space before "parameter1", it keeps the quotation marks as part of the string.
 
When I click in the shortcut, it reports an error because of the quotations marks. If I remove them by editing the shortcut, it launches without errors
 
 
How can I resolve the issue?
 
Thanks
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Something like this?

FileCreateShortcut(StringReplace("C:\Temp\launcher-appl.exe parameter1", ",", ""), ...)

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Something like this?

FileCreateShortcut(StringReplace("C:\Temp\launcher-appl.exe parameter1", ",", ""), ...)

Sorry, I express myself badly. I mean the quotation marks (").

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Please show us the exact function call you're using for FIleCreateShortcut.


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FileCreateShortcut ("C:templauncher-appl.exe LibreOffice", @DesktopDir&"LibreOffice.lnk","T:appsDeskLibreOfficePortable","","",@ScriptDir&"LibreOfficelo.ico", "", "0")

 

What it creates as a target in shortcut properties : "C:templauncher-appl.exe LibreOffice"

What I need :                                                           C:templauncher-appl.exe LibreOffice

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What do you get if you change "C:templauncher-appl.exe LibreOffice" to @TempDir & 'launcher-apple.exe LibreOffice'?


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What do you get if you change "C:templauncher-appl.exe LibreOffice" to @TempDir & 'launcher-apple.exe LibreOffice'?

 

In the futur, I will use different target paths so I need a general fix and not just a fix for this issue. But thanks anyway.

There surely someone who had a similar issue. Extra parameters after a .exe is common.

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#8 ·  Posted (edited)

LibreOffice is a command line argument passed to launcher-appl.exe.

All arguments are to be put in parameter 4 of of that function.

The OS interprets the spaces as the path, and knows it has to wrap the spaces in quotes in order for it to be read as a whole string.

To make things simple, you could do this:

; For readablity
Global $gszTmpLauncher = FileGetShortName(@TempDir & "\launcher-appl.exe")
Global $gszShrtLocation = @DesktopDir & "\LibreOffice.lnk"
Global $gszWorkingDir = "T:\apps\Desk\LibreOfficePortable"
Global $gszArgument = "LibreOffice"
Global $gszIcon = @ScriptDir & "\LibreOffice\lo.ico"
FileCreateShortcut($gszTmpLauncher, $gszShrtLocation, $gszWorkingDir, $gszArgument, Default, $gszIcon, Default, 0)

Edit:

Mind you, you could wrap All the paths with FileGetShortName(), I was only providing an example of what you could do to avoid quotes all together per your request... but if you do it correctly like above, the quotes won't matter.

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Ok LOL...I feel stupid...

There is a target parameter ("args") directly within the autoit function:

FileCreateShortcut ( "file", "lnk" [, "workdir" [, "args" [, "desc" [, "icon" [, "hotkey" [, icon number [, state]]]]]]] )

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LibreOffice is a command line argument passed to launcher-appl.exe.

All arguments are to be put in parameter 4 of of that function.

The OS interprets the spaces as the path, and knows it has to wrap the spaces in quotes in order for it to be read as a whole string.

To make things simple, you could do this:

; For readablity
Global $gszTmpLauncher = FileGetShortName(@TempDir & "\launcher-appl.exe")
Global $gszShrtLocation = @DesktopDir & "\LibreOffice.lnk"
Global $gszWorkingDir = "T:\apps\Desk\LibreOfficePortable"
Global $gszArgument = "LibreOffice"
Global $gszIcon = @ScriptDir & "\LibreOffice\lo.ico"
FileCreateShortcut($gszTmpLauncher, $gszShrtLocation, $gszWorkingDir, $gszArgument, Default, $gszIcon, Default, 0)

Thanks for the explanation!

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