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# Re: Bash fails to run .bat file with spaces in pathname and argument

• From: Thorsten Kampe <thorsten at thorstenkampe dot de>
• To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
• Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 17:45:58 +0100
• Subject: Re: Bash fails to run .bat file with spaces in pathname and argument
• References: <452D5DF0.9070605@cs.berkeley.edu>

* Johnathon Jamison (Wed, 11 Oct 2006 14:11:12 -0700)
> I am having some funny behavior.  If I have a .bat file that is in a
> directory whose pathname contains a space, and an argument is given to
> the .bat file that has a space in it, then the .bat file fails to run.
> Instead, I get "'xxx' is not recognized as an internal or external
> command, operable program or batch file." where xxx is the portion of
> the complete path to the .bat file before the first space.
>
> I am not sure why this is occurring.  Any help would be appreciated.  I
> have more specific information and a sample run below.  If I have left
> anything out, just ask.  In particular, I am not sure which version
> numbers would be needed, or where to find (many of) them.

Try escaping the spaces and some of the quotes. wfm in the other test
case mentioned:
cmd /c "F:\tmp\dir^ with^ space\test.bat^" "Hello, world."

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