problems with opening files due to file's path

Alexnb alexnbryan at gmail.com
Wed Jun 11 22:20:38 CEST 2008


I don't get why yall are being so rude about this. My problem is this; the
path, as a variable conflicts with other characters in the path, creating
escape characters I don't want, so I need a way to send the string to the
os.startfile() in raw, or, with all the backslashes doubled. Thats it, I'll
write some code of what it should work like, because I probably should have
done that; but you don't have to act like I am retarded... that solves
nothing.


Grant Edwards wrote:
> 
> On 2008-06-11, Alexnb <alexnbryan at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> Okay, so as a response to all of you, I will be using the Entry() widget
>> in
>> Tkinter to get this path.
> 
> OK.
> 
>> and the repr() function just makes all my backslashes 4
>> instead of just 1, and it still screwes it up with the numbers
>> and parenthesis is has been since the first post.
> 
> I've absolutely no clue why you would be using the repr()
> function.
> 
>> Oh and I know all about escape characters, (\n,\b,\a,etc.)
> 
> Apparently not.
> 
>> I can program C, not a lot, but enough to know that I like
>> python better. Anyway, so far I tried all of your stuff, and
>> it didn't work.
> 
> To what does "it" refer?
> 
>> infact, it puts backslashes in front of the
>> "'" in some of the words, such as "I'm" goes to "I\'m."
> 
> Again, "it" doesn't seem to have a concrete referant.
> 
>> So I posted the code I will be using if you want to see the
>> Tkinter code I can post it, but I don't see how it will help. 
> 
> If you know what would help and what wouldn't, then you must
> know enough to fix your problems.  So please do so and quit
> bothering the newgroup.
> 
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