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execute exe from cmd line

Nijeesh Balan
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Joined: Oct 09, 2000
Posts: 116
Hi All,
I want to execute a exe from command line through java. I have the following code snippet..

But it throws the following error, when i read the errorstream from the process
'C:\Program' is not recognized as an internal or external command
Do anyone have a better way of doing this?


Thanks & Regards,<br />Nijeesh.
Rene Larsen
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Joined: Oct 12, 2001
Posts: 1179

Move your *.exe file to a folder path without spaces.
Ren´┐Ż


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Nijeesh Balan
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Joined: Oct 09, 2000
Posts: 116
I cannot change the folder settings . Since it is not under my control.
Jeff Langr
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Joined: May 14, 2003
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Use

to derive the 8.3 (short) name of the directories with spaces. Then try using the shortened path in your command.
For example, "Program Files" usually (always?) translates to "PROGRA~1".
-Jeff-


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