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New file, tabs and dir with spaces (BUG?)

CRC
2007-02-28
2012-11-13
  • CRC
    CRC
    2007-02-28

    Hi!

    Does NPP have Problem with long directory names containing spaces?

    If NPP (Version 4.0.2) is called with
    - one tab is already open,
    - a file to be created (which does not exist), and
    - the directory with the new file contains spaces,
    then NPP produces warning messages "Create new file" for every space-splitted directory token.

    $ cmd.exe
    $ cd "C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\CRC"
    $ "c:\Programme\Notepad++\notepad++.exe" bla1

    "Create new file" works fine here, but now:

    $ "c:\Programme\Notepad++\notepad++.exe" bla2

    Now NPP shows the "Create new file dialog" for

    - "c:\und doesn't exist. Create it?"
    - "c:\Einstellungen\CRC\bla2 doesn't exist. Create it?"

    Bug or what did I do wrong?

    Bye,
    CRC

     
    • Do following:
      $ "c:\Programme\Notepad++\notepad++.exe" "c:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\Notepad++\CRC\bla2"

      Best Regards
      Jens

       
      • CRC
        CRC
        2007-03-03

        Thanks, but though this works, it is not the case I'm referring to.

        I'm using Total Commander (Windows Explorer substitute) where a shortcut creates a new file. Unfortunately I'm running into the described error.

        The problem is when your *current* path (the working directory) has spaces.

        Situation:
        - working directory (current path) has spaces (i.e. c:\spaced path\)
        - notepad++.exe <somefilename>
        - ok
        - notepad++.exe <someotherfilename>
        - ERROR creating file

        Try it.
        Maybe I'm doing something wrong?

        Regards,
        CRC