#243 RC2: THEG can't open a file with a blank in the path

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closed-invalid
Mark Hessling
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2013-07-03
2012-04-28
LesK
No

My W7 pc userid has a blank between my first name and last name. THEG can't
cope with that when I try to open a file from C:\Users\firstname lastname\Downloads

It gives:

New file: C:\Users\firstname
Error 0010: Path not found: lastname\Downloads\file.ext
** Command completed **

and the next key interrupt closes THE.

Works fine from within THE using the Downloads DIR

Discussion

  • Mark Hessling
    Mark Hessling
    2013-06-18

    • status: open --> closed-invalid
    • assigned_to: Mark Hessling
    • Group: --> v1.0 (example)
     
  • Mark Hessling
    Mark Hessling
    2013-06-18

    Les you need to quote all filenames that have spaces in them. This rule applies to all platforms, as THE has no way of knowing whether you are specifying a filename with spaces in it of multiple filenames by separating them with spaces.

     
  • LesK
    LesK
    2013-07-03

    But I wasn't entering the filename, I was using 'Open with' from
    Explorer, so I have no opportunity to add quotes.