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Brubaker

I'm trying to script Windows Sysinternals secure delete utility, Sdelete. It works fine so long as the target filename does not contain spaces, but I'm unable to find a way to deal with names that contain spaces. For example:

Run ("Sdelete -p 5 filename.txt") works fine.

Run ("Sdelete -p 5 file name.txt") does not work.

When running Sdelete from a command prompt, I place the filename in quotes: Sdelete -p 5 "file name.txt"

but I haven't found a way to pass the file name (with space) variable in a script. How's it done?

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amokoura

Run("Sdelete -p 5 ""file name.txt""")

Edited by amokoura

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Brubaker

That works perfectly! Thanks.

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PsaltyDS

Run("Sdelete -p 5 ""file name.txt""")

Proper quoting is good.

Another useful trick is to convert it to 8.3 "short" format first:

$sFilePath = "C:\Documents And Settings\" & @UserName & "\Application Data\"
$sShortPath = FileGetShortName($sFilePath)
MsgBox(64, "Result", "Long path = " & $sFilePath & @CRLF & "Short path = " & $sShortPath)

:)


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BVKevCo

Hi,

How would one go about using quotes with variables?

I have tried several combinations and nothing is working.

I have this, but it doesn't work, because there aren't quotes around the variable.

Run(GUICtrlRead($IDIEXE_Input))

Thanks,

Kevin

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aslani

Hi,

How would one go about using quotes with variables?

I have tried several combinations and nothing is working.

I have this, but it doesn't work, because there aren't quotes around the variable.

Run(GUICtrlRead($IDIEXE_Input))

Thanks,

Kevin

This one works for me.

Run("" & GUICtrlRead("" & $IDIEXE_Input))

I don't know any other way.

Edited by aslani

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monoceres

Here's some examples on using quotes:

$string = """This string has double quotes"""
$string2='"'&"This string too"&'"'
$string3='""""""Lots of quotes :D""""""'
$string4="""this string has many ' ' ' ' and a lot of """""""
MsgBox(0,"",$string&@CRLF&$string2&@CRLF&$string3&@CRLF&$string4)

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PsaltyDS

Hi,

How would one go about using quotes with variables?

I have tried several combinations and nothing is working.

I have this, but it doesn't work, because there aren't quotes around the variable.

Run(GUICtrlRead($IDIEXE_Input))

Thanks,

Kevin

If you want to Run() the string read from the control ID in $IDIEXE_Input, after putting quotes around it, then it would be:
Run('"' & GuiCtrlRead($IDIEXE) & '"')

:)


Valuater's AutoIt 1-2-3, Class... Is now in Session!For those who want somebody to write the script for them: RentACoder"Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced." -- Geek's corollary to Clarke's law

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BVKevCo

Thank you!!

This works:

Run('"' & GuiCtrlRead($IDIEXE) & '"')

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