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#595 Windows Tool Paths Don't Accept Spaces

Windows (49)

The Windows version of Geany does not accept spaces in the argument paths even if the string is quoted. I have an application located in C:\Program Files\Application Folder. The only way I can get access to it in Geany is by adding that folder to %PATH%, making a batch file and sticking it in a %PATH% folder or using the 8 letter short codes e.g. C:\Progra~1\Applic~1\. I am not fond of any of these, and ideally, I would be able to just stick quotes around the parts that need spaces like you can with the command line and Windows shortcuts / *.lnk files.


  • Nick Treleaven

    Nick Treleaven - 2010-12-06

    Which tool paths exactly don't work for "C:\Some Path\Some File.exe"? (I don't have a Windows system to test on ATM).

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    Anonymous - 2010-12-09

    None of them from what I remember. I didn't go through and systemically check them all individually, but I know for sure Under Preference --> Tools, _none_ of those will accept spaces, and I remember it being the same for the build tools as well.

  • Anonymous - 2012-09-12
    • status: open --> closed-works-for-me
  • Anonymous - 2012-09-12

    Closing as "Works for Me" since I just tested with browser (with firefox in C:\Program Files) and it works. I kind of remember something being fixed no too long ago that is related to this, but I'm not positive.

    @Eric feel free to reopen/comment if you're still affected by this.


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