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Re^2: MS system open file with space

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on Feb 20, 2013 at 20:23 UTC ( #1019842=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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c:\> start "c:\program files" (Pops useless command prompt window at default directory)

That's because the optional first argument to start is a window title.

If the first argument begins with ", then it is taken as a title -- take a look at the titlebar of that useless command prompt window.

To disable that effect, prefix the directory with a dummy title:start "" "c:\program files"

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