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Using call with quotes

 [1/4] from: rjbywater::clear::net::nz at: 20-Apr-2006 23:07

Hello, I am wanting to use rebol/view to invoke a .bat file (in windows) which will subsequently run a java program but that is by the by and need to pass parms to the bat file. These parms can contain spaces so I need to surround the parm with quotes ("). My problem is that I can't see how to do this. Given a .bat file that merely echoes the parms and then holds the DOS command window open for 20 seconds (using ping) then this fragment works fine: a: "parm1" b: "parm2" call reduce [%/c/ron/test1 a b] and the DOS window opens and displays a = parm1 b = parm2 as I expect. However when I change this to: a: join {"} ["parm1" {"}] b: "parm2" in an attempt to put quotes round the parm then the DOS window is not displayed (or at least it may open and close immediately). Issuing print a however shows "parm1" which shows that the quoting worked. Can anyone please explain what I am doing wrong. Sorry if this seems basic but I'm just experimenting with Rebol. Thanks Ron

 [2/4] from: apwing:zonnet:nl at: 20-Apr-2006 13:29

Hi Ron, having tried something similar I found that it works fine for me using the next script: rebol [] dir: "c:\program files\*.*" cmd: join "dir /s " [{"} dir {"}] print cmd call cmd input Did you take care of the mandatory spaces between the command and the parameters? Hope this helps! Arie

 [3/4] from: apwing:zonnet:nl at: 20-Apr-2006 13:38

Hi again, in order to check the specific case of using a batch file I ran the following rebol script: rebol [] dir: "c:\program files\*.*" cmd: join "dir.bat /s " [{"} dir {"}] print cmd call cmd input Which in turn runs the bat file called dir.bat (in same directory as rebol script). echo Parm1=%1 echo Parm2=%2 pause The results displayed by dir.bat are: D:\src\rebol>echo Parm1=/s Parm1=/s D:\src\rebol>echo Parm2="c:\program files\*.*" Parm2="c:\program files\*.*" D:\src\rebol>pause Druk op een toets om door te gaan. . . So, I assume all works just fine! Regards Arie

 [4/4] from: rebol::list::2006::ingohohmann::de at: 20-Apr-2006 18:25

Hi, 'mold works for me, of works you have to be carefull, that mold doesn't switch to {} kind of strings, because of the length ... call reduce [%test.bat "test1" mold "test with spaces"] Kind Regards, Ingo On Thu, 20 Apr 2006 13:38:47 +0200, Arie van Wingerden <> wrote: