Thread: Executing system command

  1. #1

    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?

  2. #2
    Evil Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    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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    Registered User matheo917's Avatar
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    Sep 2001
    depending of your compiler you might have to use slash (/)

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


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