Executing system command

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    Question Executing system command

    Say I want to run a program in C:\program files\my folder\program.exe

    This has spaces in it so when I try to do:

    system("C:\program files\my folder\program.exe");

    it cannot find the path. What can I do to fix this?

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    You gotta escape slashes.

    use \\ instead of just \.

    Also, relying on LFN is generally bad. reduce the lenght of the directory names, or use XXXXXX~1 notation.

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    depending of your compiler you might have to use slash (/)

    or a double back slash to neutralize the first one (\\)

    Regards,
    matheo917

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