[Tutor] Os.system on winXP system having trouble with spaces indirectory names

Danny Yoo dyoo at hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu
Fri Jul 16 20:55:28 CEST 2004

On Fri, 16 Jul 2004, Christian Wyglendowski wrote:

> Quoting your path should take care of it:
> os.system('start "C:\\Documents and
> Settings\\Smith_B2\\Desktop\\page.html"')

Hi Barrett,

Just an an aside: if you're specifically trying to open up a web page from
Python, you may want to look at the platform-independent 'webbrowser'


'webbrowser' allows you to avoid doing using the Windows-specific 'start'
command; the example above could probably be done using a 'file:///' URI.

Good luck!

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