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Doing " " in the CMD line with AutoIt


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I've tried to feed this command-

net localgroup "power users" "temp users" /add

...to Autoit and can't get past syntax errors. The quotes seem to keep freaking AutoIt out. If I do get it past AutoIt's syntax checker then the command does NOT work from the command line and I get errors.

Can anybody show the right way to get this command past the syntax checker???

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see faq 7, but here's the answers:

run('net localgroup "power users" "temp users" /add')

run("net localgroup ""power users"" ""temp users"" /add")

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Thanks Emmanuel that does work.

I was also trying to use the command with (@ComSpec & " /k ") so that I could see the result. Which started me down the road of being freaked out with syntax and quotes.

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Hmmmm.... that doesn't seem to work. Plus in your example you hide it, which defeated my purpose of being able to see it. But thanks anyway....

RunWait(@ComSpec & " /k " & 'net localgroup [power users temp users {/add', "", @SW_MAXIMIZE)

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Really. If you a working with the command line dont use " to enclose the data for Autoit use ' that will not force you using double "" that are very confusing.

In that case:

Run(@comspec & ' /c net localgroup "power users" "temp users" /add')

As you can see using ' makes anything much more easy and readable.

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Thanks Emmanuel that does work.

I was also trying to use the command with (@ComSpec & " /k  ") so that I could see the result.  Which started me down the road of being freaked out with syntax and quotes.

oh, ok, and I totally forgot about the @comspec part...

run(@comspec & ' /k net localgroup "power users" "temp users" /add')
run(@comspec & " /k net localgroup ""power users"" ""temp users"" /add")

and I'm with ezzetabi on using single quotes on the outside, much cleaner. just wanted to show you both options.

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