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Problem with Runtime.getRuntime().exec when running java in .bat

Discussion in 'Java' started by Shayko, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Shayko

    Shayko New Member

    Nov 9, 2009
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    in my code i'm using Runtime.getRuntime().exec() in order to run a .bat file that calls another java program (they communicate with each other using RMI).
    when i call:
    Process process = Runtime.getRuntime().exec("cmd /c start C:\\MyFolder\\JavaApp.bat");
    the seperate process runs perfectly, but when i add a space to the path:
    Process process = Runtime.getRuntime().exec("cmd /c start \"C:\\My Folder\\JavaApp.bat\"");
    then the java.exe refuses to load and all i get is an empty cmd with only "C:\"...

    i also tried running this line with a ProcessBuilder, but that didn't work as well.
    the .bat file has to be under C:\Program Files, so moving it under a folder without a space in its path is not an option.

    does anyone know how can i pass through this problem?

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