Never, really?? Only letters and digits?? Since I started in the Unix world (oh so long ago), I personally hate the use of spaces in file names and directory paths, but have always used an underscore in its place if really necessary to help clarify the name.? Extra periods also can be used, it just looks awkward to my eyes.
The plus symbol is very dangerous as you point out, and although legal I don't like using a minus (hyphen) either (as it looks too much like the unix command/param switch to me).? Quotes and apostrophes are a disaster IMO as well. Just my $0.02? ? Les Smalley --- On Thu, 9/10/09, Jeremy H. Griffith <jeremy at omsys.com> wrote: .... The next thing I'd do to diagnose is open a Command Prompt window, enter the commands we use by hand, and see if any problem appears: cd C:\rep\documentation\trunk\MEMS+OmniHelp\MEMSplus copy /Y "C:\rep\documentation\trunk\MEMSplus\*.jpg" copy /Y "C:\rep\documentation\trunk\MEMSplus\*.gif" See if the files are really copied this time.? If not, the path is wrong.? But I suspect they will be copied.? When we do the copy, we add one more part, the destination path, to each copy: ? C:\rep\documentation\trunk\MEMS+OmniHelp\MEMSplus Why would that be a problem?? Because "+" has a meaning to the copy command, and will make the whole line mean something else. That is why you should NEVER, NEVER, NEVER use any characters in a file or path name other than letters and digits... HTH! -- Jeremy H. Griffith, at Omni Systems Inc. ? <jeremy at omsys.com>? http://www.omsys.com/