Thread: launch applications with spaces?

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    thx guys. Now i just made a .bat file in each dir and run the bat file

    batfile:
    cd c:\games\tibia
    tibia.exe

    thx again

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    prob with input of dir with spaces

    I havn't got this to work, pls help somebody.

    cin>>oppnaFil;
    if((strcmp("1",oppnaFil)==0))
    val2();
    else
    ShellExecute(NULL, "open", oppnaFil, NULL, NULL, SW_SHOWNORMAL);

    Nevermind the variabels, they're in Swedish . What I wanna do is to be able to lauch a file (oppnaFil), that's in a dir with spaces, how do I do that? If I input: \"c:\\spel\\half life\\hl.exe\"
    for example, it doesn't work.

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    cin>>oppnaFil;

    Try
    cin.getline(oppnaFil);

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    almost right...

    try creating a buffer ( char array)

    char buffer[255];
    then get a line into it like this...

    cin.getline(buffer, sizeof(buffer));

    That will read a string completely up to the 254th char inserting a null byte after the last char read.
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