homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.166.111.111
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member
Home / Forums Index / Microsoft / Microsoft Windows OS (XP/NT/Vista/Windows 7/8/9/10)
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: bill

Microsoft Windows OS (XP/NT/Vista/Windows 7/8/9/10) Forum

    
Folders containing special characters in name
rfontaine




msg:3876375
 3:14 pm on Mar 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

Here is one I am totally stumped on:

In windows xp I run "command" and want to navigate here:

C:\wamp\bin\mysql\mysql5.1.32\bin

Now I can successfully cd to this point: C:\wamp\bin\mysql\

but when I attempt to cd to mysql5.1.32 it will not let me.

It seems the "." characters are causing the trouble. I have attempted to escape them in many ways, have done hours of Googling to no avail.

What is the secret?

 

coopster




msg:3876511
 7:24 pm on Mar 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

use quotation marks around your path:
cd "C:\wamp\bin\mysql\mysql5.1.32\bin"

BTW, did you know you can start keying and press the tab key, just like in Unix bash? Windows will finish the path for you. It's not quite as good as bash, but it does come in handy!

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Microsoft / Microsoft Windows OS (XP/NT/Vista/Windows 7/8/9/10)
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved