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double quotes question

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Hello,

I'm new to AutoIt (and programming for that matter) and have a problem when it comes to double quotes.

I read the help file and searched this forum but couldn't find the answer.

What happens when I run the following snippet is that an Explorer window is opened at "C:\WINDOWS\system32\Microsoft". I was expecting that the installer is started.

RunWait(@COMSPEC & " /c Start Microsoft WSE 3.0 Runtime.msi", "C:\Temp\TOM CD\")

I tried single quotes before and after the double quotes, ie ... '" /c Start ... but to no avail. I tried putting quotes around the filename:

RunWait(@COMSPEC & " /c Start "Microsoft WSE 3.0 Runtime.msi"", "C:\Temp\TOM CD\")

but that doesn't work either.

Can someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong?

Thanks in advance for your help,

Synthie

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Hi synthie,

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RunWait(@COMSPEC & " /c Start ""Microsoft WSE 3.0 Runtime.msi""", "C:\Temp\TOM CD\")


Common sense plays a role in the basics of understanding AutoIt... If you're lacking in that, do us all a favor, and step away from the computer.

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Hi synthie,

:)Welcome to AutoIt forums

when you want to use quotes, you should use the following way:

' " " ' and it should work.

Otherwise i tried to implement this into your code but it wasn't work for me too..

probably there is problem with the executable path


dworldI'm new in autoit, but I like it. My mind is open to the new things.

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

Hello,

I'm new to AutoIt (and programming for that matter) and have a problem when it comes to double quotes.

I read the help file and searched this forum but couldn't find the answer.

What happens when I run the following snippet is that an Explorer window is opened at "C:\WINDOWS\system32\Microsoft". I was expecting that the installer is started.

RunWait(@COMSPEC & " /c Start Microsoft WSE 3.0 Runtime.msi", "C:\Temp\TOM CD\")

I tried single quotes before and after the double quotes, ie ... '" /c Start ... but to no avail. I tried putting quotes around the filename:

RunWait(@COMSPEC & " /c Start "Microsoft WSE 3.0 Runtime.msi"", "C:\Temp\TOM CD\")

but that doesn't work either.

Can someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong?

Thanks in advance for your help,

Synthie

Mainly you are not using "Start" command in appropriate way (not sure why you use it anyway).

Should be like this:

RunWait(@COMSPEC & ' /c start "" "Microsoft WSE 3.0 Runtime.msi"', "C:\Temp\TOM CD")

Or this way:

RunWait(@COMSPEC & ' /c start "" /d "C:\Temp\TOM CD" "Microsoft WSE 3.0 Runtime.msi"')

Without "start":

RunWait(@COMSPEC & ' /c "C:\Temp\TOM CD\Microsoft WSE 3.0 Runtime.msi"')

Or like this:

RunWait(@COMSPEC & ' /c "Microsoft WSE 3.0 Runtime.msi"', "C:\Temp\TOM CD")

But, what you shold be doing is this:

RunWait("Microsoft WSE 3.0 Runtime.msi", "C:\Temp\TOM CD")
Edited by trancexx

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Wow, quick replies here, thanks guys :)

I tried

RunWait(@COMSPEC & " /c Start ""Microsoft WSE 3.0 Runtime.msi""", "C:\Temp\TOM CD\")

and it only opened a command line window in "C:\Temp\TOM CD\"

Tried

RunWait("Microsoft WSE 3.0 Runtime.msi", "C:\Temp\TOM CD")

but it does nothing.

Tried

RunWait(@COMSPEC & ' /c start "" "Microsoft WSE 3.0 Runtime.msi"', "C:\Temp\TOM CD")

and it works!

Thanks for the help,

Synthie

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