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Kmurray

Hello - First off, I've done a ton of searching for this and just can't seem to find a similiar example. I'm sure it will be basic for you guys, so I thank you for your patience in advance.

OK, so I'm re-writing a script that installed one print driver to one that installs multiple print drivers using arrays to enumerate each one. I'm having a problem transforming

$hostname = '"print123.mydomain.com"'
into string & variable & string format with double quotes around the whole line.

My goal is to end up with a formatted string exactly like this (quotes included) "print123.mydomain.com" where 123 is sourced from a variable.

I've tried using single quotes, but the two options end up like this:

$host[$i] = '"print" & $number[$i] & ".mydomain.com"'
Which evaluates to: "print" & $number[$i] & ".mydomain.com"

And

$host[$i] = '"print"' & $number[$i] & '".mydomain.com"'
Which evaluates to: "print"123".mydomain.com"

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

-Ken

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Kmurray

Thank you! And I hope I put enough key words for some other blunt person to find in a search. Thanks for not making fun of me!

$host[$i] = '"print' & $number[$i] & '.mydomain.com"'

:)

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..Thanks for not making fun of me!

why?

I understands it can be confusing in the beginning and you become "blind" for the obvious... but I make no promises for the future :)


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sagdude

$host[$i] = '"print' & $number[$i] & '.mydomain.com"'

:D

Hi!

Could somebody help me with this:

I am constructing the argument String like this:

CODE
For $i = 2 to $CmdLine[0] Step 1

$argumentString = $argumentString & " " & $CmdLine[$i]

Next

and then I do this:

CODE
If FileExists($oldProgram) And $CmdLine[1] = "-cmd" Then

MsgBox(0, "try", $oldProgram & " " & $CmdLine[1] & $argumentString)

where

CODE
$oldProgram = "C:\Program Files\Some Program Name"
The program expects arguments in this fashion: ProgramName.exe -cmd "argument List" (with the double quote)

I am not able to make this work.

Thanks,

Raj

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Authenticity

MsgBox(0, 'try', $oldProgram & ' -cmd "' & $argumentString & '"')

If $CmdLine[1] match "-cmd" then just use "-cmd", for simplicity.

Also, you can double double quotes ;]"""" just to get one double quotes into double quoted string lol or use single quote and it'll look clearer.

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sagdude

MsgBox(0, 'try', $oldProgram & ' -cmd "' & $argumentString & '"')

If $CmdLine[1] match "-cmd" then just use "-cmd", for simplicity.

Also, you can double double quotes ;]"""" just to get one double quotes into double quoted string lol or use single quote and it'll look clearer.

Hi

Thanks for your reply.

Could you tell me why it is not working when I run it using the Run command:

CODE
If FileExists($oldProgram) And $CmdLine[1] = "-cmd" Then

$commandString = '"' & $oldProgram & '"' & ' -cmd "' & $argumentString & '"'

Run(@ComSpec & " /c " & $commandString, "", @SW_HIDE)

I also tried it without the @ComSpec but it does not work.

Thanks,

Raj

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Authenticity

$commandString = $oldProgram &  '" -cmd "' & $argumentString & '"'
Run(@ComSpec & ' /k "' & $commandString)

Test this one, see what you get in the command line, the title actually. If it doesn't work then you'll need to check if -cmd thing is correct. Also, verify the condition is evaluated to true because otherwise either $oldProgram doesn't contain path to existing file or $CmdLine[1] is not equal to -cmd.

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WideBoyDixon

Won't it be because the program name has a space in there? You need to put quotes around the program name in that case I think ...

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sagdude

Won't it be because the program name has a space in there? You need to put quotes around the program name in that case I think ...

Thanks for your replies. That worked.

Could you tell me what is the difference between the /k option and the /c option to @ComSpec.

The code seems to work with the /k option but not with the /c option.

Thanks,

Raj

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Authenticity

/c = close

/k = keep

Edit: I think it's not what made it to work. It's just so you see what you're sending to the command line. It could be much easier to just output ti the console using ConsoleWrite and see how it's look like.

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sagdude

/c = close

/k = keep

Edit: I think it's not what made it to work. It's just so you see what you're sending to the command line. It could be much easier to just output ti the console using ConsoleWrite and see how it's look like.

There was a bug in my code. I had an extra lead space in the $argumentString

I fixed it.

Thanks,

Raj

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i am sorry but just being curious, why dont i see anyone suggesting chr(34)

the simples way out i use for such a situation is

" & chr(34) & "Stringtobewrappedinquoteshere" & chr(34)
I use it often but there are other methods that will also work

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