Re: List of files w/i a directory

Subject: Re: List of files w/i a directory
From: Geoff Lane <geoff -at- gjctech -dot- co -dot- uk>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 13:05:12 +0100

On Friday, June 12, 2009, Paul Kent wrote;

> It doesn't look like I can change them and I don't see how to get
> DOS to look past the spaces in the folder names. I tried %20, but
> that didn't seem to work.

Sorry to be so late in with this - I've only just spotted the thread.

You can get around the spaces by enclosing the path in quotation
marks. For an example, try:

dir "C:\Program Files" /s > filelist.txt

However, the command shell won't recognise hidden folders and files.
So you'll need something else if that presents a problem.




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