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Hi.

Local $sPDFtk = FileGetShortName(@ScriptDir & "\pdftk.exe")
Local $sInputPDF = FileGetShortName(@ScriptDir & "\Prodis_Test.pdf")
Local $sSig_1 = FileGetShortName(@ScriptDir & "\Sig_1.pdf")
Local $sTempPDF = FileGetShortName(@ScriptDir & "\Prodis_Test_TEMP.pdf")

$iSuccess = ShellExecuteWait($sPDFtk, $sInputPDF & " stamp " & $sSig_1 & " output " & $sTempPDF, "", "", @SW_HIDE)

@ScriptDir is "H:\_Conrad lokal\Downloads\AutoIt3\_COX". As you can see there is a space in the path.

I know that ShellExecuteWait is working with FileGetShortName at the filename. It seems to me that I can't pass the parameters that way. But without FileGetShortName it's not working too.

Ideas? Regards, Conrad

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Does it work when you add quotes?

Local $sPDFtk = FileGetShortName("'" & @ScriptDir & "\pdftk.exe'")

 

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No.

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H:\...\AutoIt3\SciTE     H:\...\AutoIt3      H:\...\AutoIt3\Include     (H:\ = Network Drive)

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Maybe relative path works:

Local $sPDFtk = FileGetShortName(".\pdftk.exe", 1)
Consolewrite("@Error: " & @Error & @CRLF)

 

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For starters: So how did you determine that FileGetShortName() is not working?  what was the returned string?

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The returned strings are:

@@ Debug(8) : $sPDFtk = H:\_Conrad lokal\Downloads\AutoIt3\_COX\AA\pdftk.exe
>Error code: 0
@@ Debug(10) : $sInputPDF = H:\_Conrad lokal\Downloads\AutoIt3\_COX\AA\Prodis_Test.pdf
>Error code: 0
@@ Debug(12) : $sSig_1 = H:\_Conrad lokal\Downloads\AutoIt3\_COX\AA\Sig_1.pdf
>Error code: 0
@@ Debug(15) : $sTempPDF = H:\_Conrad lokal\Downloads\AutoIt3\_COX\AA\Prodis_Test_TEMP.pdf
>Error code: 1

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What kind of disk/volume is the mapped H: drive? Does it show shortnames when doing the dir /X ?

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If I do it this way:

RunWait($sPDFtk & " " & $sInputPDF & " stamp " & $sSig_1 & " output " & $sTempPDF, "", @SW_HIDE, $STDOUT_CHILD)

console says:

Error: expecting "output" keyword.  Instead, I got:
   lokal\Downloads\AutoIt3\_COX\AA\Sig_1.pdf
Errors encountered.  No output created.
Done.  Input errors, so no output created.

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No dir /x shows no shortnames. H: drive is my network homedrive.

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The help file for RunWait tells us: "Paths with spaces need to be enclosed in quotation marks."
So you need to enclose all paths in quotes:

RunWait("'" & $sPDFtk & "' '" & $sInputPDF & "' stamp '" & $sSig_1 & "' output '" & $sTempPDF & "'", "", @SW_HIDE, $STDOUT_CHILD)

 

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As all files except $sTempPDF return @error = 0 it is not a problem with FileGetShortName.
I assume $sTempPDF does not exist when you run PDFTk.

Unfortunately FileGetShortName needs the file to exist to get the proper short name. Please see the help file for details.
Why don't you use a short name like

Local $sTempPDF = @ScriptDir & "\TempPDF.pdf"

for the output file?

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@water: relative path and enclose all paths in quotes for run did not work. Return is:

@@ Debug(23) : $iSuccess = 0
>Error code: 1

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@water: yes you're right $sTempPDF is made by the programm I want to execute. It's the output file. I even tested it with Local $sTempPDF = @ScriptDir & "\TempPDF.pdf" but the problem isn't the filename I guess but the path.

SciTE4AutoIt = 3.7.3.0   AutoIt = 3.3.14.2   AutoItX64 = 0   OS = Win_10   Build = 19044   OSArch = X64   Language = 0407/german
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I can't test at the moment but I think this could work:

Local $sPDFtk = FileGetShortName(@ScriptDir & "\pdftk.exe")
Local $sInputPDF = FileGetShortName(@ScriptDir & "\Prodis_Test.pdf")
Local $sSig_1 = FileGetShortName(@ScriptDir & "\Sig_1.pdf")
Local $sTempPDF = '"' & @ScriptDir & '\TempPDF.pdf"')

RunWait($sPDFtk & ' ' & $sInputPDF & ' stamp ' & $sSig_1 & ' output ' & $sTempPDF, '', @SW_HIDE, $STDOUT_CHILD)

 

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I had to delete ) at Local $sTempPDF to have proper syntax but anyway it's not working.

Edited by Simpel
SciTE4AutoIt = 3.7.3.0   AutoIt = 3.3.14.2   AutoItX64 = 0   OS = Win_10   Build = 19044   OSArch = X64   Language = 0407/german
H:\...\AutoIt3\SciTE     H:\...\AutoIt3      H:\...\AutoIt3\Include     (H:\ = Network Drive)

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Puh,

Opt('ExpandVarStrings', 1) works. Now I have to be careful using $ or @ in messageboxes etc. Don't think I will need them here or will use $$ and @@.

Thank you all for your replies and help.

Regards, Conrad

SciTE4AutoIt = 3.7.3.0   AutoIt = 3.3.14.2   AutoItX64 = 0   OS = Win_10   Build = 19044   OSArch = X64   Language = 0407/german
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I don't believe Opt('ExpandVarStrings', 1) would be the fix, I just prefer to write vars in strings especially when I have to add lots of quotes for example this works for me as well:

Local $sPDFtk = @ScriptDir & "\pdftk.exe"
Local $sInputPDF = @ScriptDir & "\Prodis_Test.pdf"
Local $sSig_1 = @ScriptDir & "\Sig_1.pdf"
Local $sTempPDF = @ScriptDir & "\Prodis_Test_TEMP.pdf"

RunWait('"' & $sPDFtk & '" "' & $sInputPDF & '" stamp "' & $sSig_1 & '" output "' & $sTempPDF & '"', "", @SW_HIDE)

 

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This works too. So it is a question of where to put the right kind of quote at the right point. So this works too:

ShellExecuteWait($sPDFtk, '"' & $sInputPDF & '" stamp "' & $sSig_1 & '" output "' & $sTempPDF & '"', "", "", @SW_HIDE)

Thanks for replying this. So I could handle it that way I wanted. I hope I will keep that in mind. Quotes sometimes makes me crazy.

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SciTE4AutoIt = 3.7.3.0   AutoIt = 3.3.14.2   AutoItX64 = 0   OS = Win_10   Build = 19044   OSArch = X64   Language = 0407/german
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