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#1 Village Baka

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 01:00 AM

Alright, I'm using the Command Prompt on XP, and I was wondering about how you deal with spaces on directory (or folder, whatever you want to call 'em) names. Is there any equivalent that you use? For example, I'm trying to use C:\Documents and Settings\CJ\My Documents as a testing ground, but I can't get Documents and Settings or My Documents to work, as they have spaces in them. What can I do to get around this, besides taking the spaces out of the names?

I'm sure this has been asked a hundred times before, but I'm too lazy to search. Any help appreciated!

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#2 Alpha_Blue

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 02:00 AM

Hi Village Baka-

This site has been helpful to me overall in terms of commands-see if it answers your question: http://www.ss64.com/nt/

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 04:37 AM

:thumbsup: to BC Village Baka,

too lazy to search


Hmmm.... that doesn't encourage me to type out a reply really...
but since I'm here, put directories with spaces in quotes, e.g.
CD C:\"Documents and Settings"

If you use the 'cmd' window it copes with the spaces anyway.

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 02:32 PM

Oh. Well, that takes care of that. I am using "cmd" but the saces screw it up anyway. Oh well.

I'm trying to learn as much about computers as I can, and this site seems like a perfect start. Thanks for the help!




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