Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister

Re^2: I go crazy with windows filenames with spaces!

by ikegami (Pope)
on Jan 19, 2010 at 15:22 UTC ( #818217=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: I go crazy with windows filenames with spaces!
in thread I go crazy with windows filenames with spaces!

If you are running on windows XP or higher you don't need to escape the blank space.

OS doesn't matter. opendir always takes a path for argument. Not a path that's been escaped into something else.

As I remember older versions of windows only support 8 characters long file/folder name so you'll have to use 6 characters and add ~1 at the end of the file name.

You're saying there exists a version of Windows that both supported long file names and didn't support long file names.

DOS was what didn't support long file names. DOS applications running on Windows had to use the short path names. Adding ~1 is not the correct way of getting the short file name. And finally, the problem at hand has nothing to do with long file names. Or file names at all, really.

Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://818217]
[Lady_Aleena]: ACK! Way over my head.
[karlgoethebier]: Lady_Aleena: "Studying the sources is the way to go" (Dr Wisenheimer) ;-)

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others pondering the Monastery: (7)
As of 2017-06-26 09:04 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?
    How many monitors do you use while coding?

    Results (575 votes). Check out past polls.