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Re: MS system open file with space

by Dallaylaen (Monk)
on Feb 21, 2013 at 07:12 UTC ( #1019907=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to MS system open file with space

Writing this without a Windows machine at hand, but what about using list form of system instead? It should escape the arguments for you.

system ('start', $dir_to_open);
Does this solve the problem?

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Re^2: MS system open file with space
by BillKSmith (Deacon) on Feb 21, 2013 at 13:54 UTC
    When a pathname includes spaces, windows requires double quotes around the entire path, as BrowserUK has already shown.

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