Newbie subprocess question

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Fri Nov 26 11:11:10 CET 2010

On 11/26/2010 12:18 AM, Tim Harig wrote:
> On 2010-11-25, Hugo Léveillé <hugol at> wrote:
>> I'm starting various application using subprocess.Popen without any
>> problem. The problem is with application inside "Program Files". It
>> looks like subprocess is stopping the application string after
>> "Program". I tried puting the programe name inside double quote like
>> '"Program File*..."'. No luck.
> Not sure you you are having issues.
> 	subprocess.Popen("C:\\Program Files\\Vim\\vim73\\gvim.exe")
Above line should work.

In order to avoid the double backslashes (such, that you can just copy
paste from the windows explorer or from a
command line shell you could additionally prefix the string with r.

 	subprocess.Popen(r"C:\Program Files\Vim\vim73\gvim.exe")

copying and pasting reduces the risk of typos

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