Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works

another reason to use

  • Please log in to reply

little eagle

little eagle


  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 170 posts
One cool thing about Windows is that although the path contains a space, it still runs the application fine, even if you don't place quotes around the entire command and even if you don't use the executable extension for iexplore.exe.

But how does Windows know where the program path ends and the program's command line parameters begin? How does it know that the user isn't trying to run a program named "C:\Program.exe" with the parameter "Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore?"

The problem is that it doesn't know. It just starts at the beginning and tries finding an executable until it finds a match. So in this case, it will try these files every time you run the command:

C:\Program Files\Internet.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

Finish reading HERE
  • 0


Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP