Command line arguments??

Rhodri James rhodri at
Wed Nov 18 00:57:55 CET 2009

On Tue, 17 Nov 2009 19:26:46 -0000, Nobody <nobody at> wrote:

> On Mon, 16 Nov 2009 23:30:09 +0000, Rhodri James wrote:
>> Quote the filenames or escape the spaces:
>> C:\Python26\Python.exe C:\ "C:\New Folder\text.txt"
>> We've been living with this pain ever since windowed GUIs encouraged  
>> users
>> to put spaces in their file names (Apple, I'm looking at you!).
>> Fundamentally, if people want the pretty they have to live with the
>> consequences.
> We've been living with much worse ever since Unix allowed users to put
> not only spaces but even newlines in their filenames.

You'll notice I said "encouraged", not "allowed".

Rhodri James *-* Wildebeest Herder to the Masses

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