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Re: Opening a text file in its native application

by sk (Curate)
on Jan 16, 2006 at 06:44 UTC ( #523414=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Opening a text file in its native application

Start does not like spaces in the dir names (even if you quote them). Here is one way -

use strict; use warnings; use File::Basename; my @args = ("start/d", "c:/program files/T.txt"); my $file = pop(@args); push (@args, '"'. dirname($file) . '"', basename($file)); system(@args) == 0 or die $@;

(This will not work for filenames with spaces, not sure if start can handle it anyways).


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Re^2: Opening a text file in its native application
by FM (Acolyte) on Jan 16, 2006 at 07:03 UTC

    Hi SK,

    This is wonderful! It works!

    Thank you so much!


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