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im unable to successfuly run a powershell command from AutoIt


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9 minutes ago, jdelaney said:

If you run the exact command in the run window, does it execute fully?  windowskey +r

Nope .In short, I have accomplished the task only in two scenarios.

a) I copy & paste the exact command to Windows Powershell console.

b.) I create a powershell script and I run it with powershell.

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Ok, good. I'm sure someone could help with this issue, but it's not an autoit issue. Maybe use the -command parameter?  else you have to keep googleing, or go to a powershell forum

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If it is not working from the run command, as was stated, sounds like a PowerShell issue. Perhaps you should ask on a PowerShell forum.

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1 hour ago, JLogan3o13 said:

If it is not working from the run command, as was stated, sounds like a PowerShell issue. Perhaps you should ask on a PowerShell forum.

I bet lots of people use AutoIt in conjuction with PowerShell. sooner or later somebody posts me a solution here.nonetheless many thanks to you, Earthshine and Jdelaney.

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It worked for me under these conditions:
Changed the double quotes in your code above to single quotes
Changed the single quotes in your code above to double quotes
Use full path for -DestinationPath
Or
Use WorkingDir

Run("powershell.exe Compress-Archive -Path 'C:\Users\GOD\Desktop\New Folder' -DestinationPath 'C:\Users\GOD\Desktop\test.zip'")

Or

Run("powershell.exe Compress-Archive -Path 'C:\Users\GOD\Desktop\New Folder' -DestinationPath 'test.zip'", 'C:\Users\GOD\Desktop')

 

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and anytime you are dealing with quoted things within a quoted string, you can always set them to a var to ensure that quotes are not the issue.

e.g.

$spath = "'C:\Users\GOD\Desktop\New Folder'"

$dpath = "'C:\Users\GOD\Desktop\test.zip'"

Run("powershell Compress-Archive -Path " & $spath & " -DestinationPath " & $dpath)

 

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7 hours ago, Subz said:

 

Run("powershell.exe Compress-Archive -Path 'C:\Users\GOD\Desktop\New Folder' -DestinationPath 'C:\Users\GOD\Desktop\test.zip'")

 

Thank you! I can't explain why but putting double & single quotes in the right order as mentioned above solved the issue .

it would be great If somebody could elaborate on this so I knew what the point is.

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If you run the code in Cmd, you'll see the error, it strips the quotes unless you use single quotes or escape the double quotes, its a fairly common issue when running PowerShell.exe from command line.

Compress-Archive : A positional parameter cannot be found that accepts argument 'Folder'.
At line:1 char:1
+ Compress-Archive -Path C:\Users\GOD\Desktop\New Folder -DestinationPath test.zip
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: (:) [Compress-Archive], ParameterBindingException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PositionalParameterNotFound,Compress-Archive

 

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