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Re: Re: Re: (Not Quite Perl) Running Scripts from Right-Click Context Menu in Windows

by revdiablo (Prior)
on Jul 25, 2003 at 02:53 UTC ( #277779=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: (Not Quite Perl) Running Scripts from Right-Click Context Menu in Windows
in thread (Not Quite Perl) Running Scripts from Right-Click Context Menu in Windows

Perhaps you mean a relative path? If that's the case, it's simply a matter of concatenating it with the Cwd. In any case, thanks for the tip. I'll be sure to play with it next time I'm on a winbox. :)


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by BrowserUk (Pope) on Jul 25, 2003 at 03:37 UTC

    No. Not a relative path :)

    The correct term is "short names". Example

    P:\test>dir /x "d:\Program*" Volume in drive D is Winnt Volume Serial Number is D822-5AE5 Directory of d:\ 19/07/03 06:29 <DIR> PROGRA~1 Program Files 1 File(s) 0 bytes 1,153,617,920 bytes free

    Here the full (or long) name of the directory is "Program files". The short name is "PROGRA~1".

    This was the hack MS introduced to allow Dos/Win95 programs that were written expecting the old 8.3 filename format to continue to work once they introduced the long filenames that could include spaces & other 'funny characters' and multiple .s etc. Mostly I had forgotten they still existed, but for some reason, when you use the "%1" syntax as I described above, you get the short form rather than the long one.

    For many things, rename, open, opendir etc. these work just fine, but if you were trying to match file or directory names that followed some pattern then you aren't going to get the expected result when you get given a shortened form.


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