[Tutor] Why is this not working? Seems like a whitespace issue

Zara yozara at terra.es
Mon Feb 5 10:29:29 CET 2007

On Sun, 4 Feb 2007 18:58:25 -0800, Gizmo <gizmo1 at gmail.com> wrote:

>I have a whole directory tree of RAR files that I wish to extract as a batch
>job. In my real script I've used os.walk() and os.spawn*() but for
>demonstration purposes have a look at the code below
>>>> import os
>>>> process=r"C:\Program Files\WinRAR\Rar.exe"

You may try
... process=r'"C:\Program Files\WinRAR\Rar.exe"'
(It is your original string, surrounde by simple quotes)

>>>> startDir = r"C:\to burn"
>>>> os.system(process+" x "+"C:\\to burn\\somemovie\\mymovie.rar"+"
>This doesnt work for me.. I get the error "  'C:\Program' is not recognized
>as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file."
>Notice that it says "C:\Program".... thats the incorrect path, the path is
>supposed to be "C:\Program Files\..."

I have not tried the soultion myself, but it is the same that must be
applied in other similar situation .

best regards,


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