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Topic: running an external executable
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running an external executable
Posted: Sep 25, 2009 10:49 PM
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Does anyone know how to get an executable to run by using it's full path? The command in question looks something like this:

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system('C:\Documents and Settings\Fast\FAST.exe')
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Apparently, the problem is the spaces in the path and it generates the following error:

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'C:\Documents' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
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Is there a way around this problem? Putting everything in a location that has a path with no spaces is not really an option.

Thanks!



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