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Hi all,

For some reason FileExists is treating paths that end with a quote mark (or multiple marks) as valid. Is this a bug?

; Assuming File.txt exists:
ConsoleWrite(FileExists('File.txt'))   ; Returns 1
ConsoleWrite(FileExists('"File.txt"')) ; Returns 0
ConsoleWrite(FileExists('"File.txt'))  ; Returns 0
ConsoleWrite(FileExists('File.txt"'))  ; Returns 1
ConsoleWrite(FileExists('File.txt""')) ; Returns 1



Bug ticket submitted: https://www.autoitscript.com/trac/autoit/ticket/3836

Edited by therks
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C:\Users\beast>dir file.txt""
 Volume in drive C is Windows
 Volume Serial Number is DED9-8F61

 Directory of C:\Users\beast

07/03/2021  09:37 PM                13 file.txt
               1 File(s)             13 bytes
               0 Dir(s)  898,223,562,752 bytes free

C:\Users\beast>dir file.txt"
 Volume in drive C is Windows
 Volume Serial Number is DED9-8F61

 Directory of C:\Users\beast

07/03/2021  09:37 PM                13 file.txt
               1 File(s)             13 bytes
               0 Dir(s)  898,223,562,752 bytes free

Edit:  Probably not a meaningful test of mine above, since the shell prolly removes the quotes.

Btw, Interesting that _Win_APIFileExists() doesn't call a Dll directly, but instead just calls FileExists(), which is why it returns the same results.

Edited by JockoDundee

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Your comment made me curious, so I checked IF on command prompt:

C:\Users\Therks\AppData\Local\Temp>IF EXIST File.txt ECHO 1

C:\Users\Therks\AppData\Local\Temp>IF EXIST "File.txt" ECHO 1

C:\Users\Therks\AppData\Local\Temp>IF EXIST "File.txt ECHO 1
The syntax of the command is incorrect.

C:\Users\Therks\AppData\Local\Temp>IF EXIST File.txt" ECHO 1
The syntax of the command is incorrect.

So that's expected.

Then I got to thinking what other AutoIt functions are responding the same:

ConsoleWrite(FileExists(@AutoItExe & '""""""') & @LF)        ; Returns 1
ConsoleWrite(FileGetLongName(@AutoItExe & '""""""') & @LF)   ; Returns C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\Beta\AutoIt3.exe""""""
ConsoleWrite(FileGetShortName(@AutoItExe & '""""""') & @LF)  ; Returns C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\Beta\AutoIt3.exe""""""
ConsoleWrite(FileGetAttrib(@AutoItExe & '""""""') & @LF)     ; Returns A
ConsoleWrite(FileGetSize(@AutoItExe & '""""""') & @LF)       ; Returns 946784
ConsoleWrite(FileGetTime(@AutoItExe & '""""""', 0, 1) & @LF) ; Returns 20210611084604
ConsoleWrite(FileGetVersion(@AutoItExe & '""""""') & @LF)    ; Returns (correct!)


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ConsoleWrite(FileExists(@AutoItExe & "''''''") & @LF)        ; Returns 0
ConsoleWrite(FileGetLongName(@AutoItExe & "''''''") & @LF)   ; Returns C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\Beta\AutoIt3.exe''''''
ConsoleWrite(FileGetShortName(@AutoItExe & "''''''") & @LF)  ; Returns C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\Beta\AutoIt3.exe''''''
ConsoleWrite(FileGetAttrib(@AutoItExe & "''''''") & @LF)     ; Returns <blank>
ConsoleWrite(FileGetSize(@AutoItExe & "''''''") & @LF)       ; Returns 0
ConsoleWrite(FileGetTime(@AutoItExe & "''''''", 0, 1) & @LF) ; Returns <blank>
ConsoleWrite(FileGetVersion(@AutoItExe & "''''''") & @LF)    ; Returns (correct!)


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@jchd  try with '""""""' instead of "''''''" 😲


Edit: I did not notice @therks's comment.


Edited by Danyfirex
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