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Date:         Thu, 15 May 2008 22:12:21 -0700
Reply-To:     RolandRB <rolandberry@HOTMAIL.COM>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         RolandRB <rolandberry@HOTMAIL.COM>
Organization: http://groups.google.com
Subject:      Re: Unnamed pipe - help needed
Comments: To: sas-l@uga.edu
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On May 15, 6:57 pm, Lou <lpog...@hotmail.com> wrote: > On May 15, 12:16 pm, RolandRB <rolandbe...@hotmail.com> wrote: > > > > > > > On May 15, 6:00 pm, Lou <lpog...@hotmail.com> wrote: > > > > I'm trying to use an unnamed pipe with Microsoft's File Checksum > > > Integrity Verifier utility and running into a problem I can't figure > > > out. > > > > I execute the following code to establish the pipe: > > > data _null_; > > > string = '"O:\Utility Library\File Checksum Integrity Verifier > > > \fciv.exe"' || ' ' || > > > '"O:\Utility Library\File Checksum Integrity Verifier > > > \readme.txt"'; > > > rc = filename('indd', string, 'pipe'); > > > put rc=; > > > run; > > > > That works OK - the log tells me that rc = 0, and I can see the file > > > definition looks correct in the filename window. I can use the > > > VIEWTABLE command to open SASHELP.VEXTFL, and I see the filename there > > > as well. > > > > From viewtable, if I highlight the Path Name and copy it with Control- > > > C, then open a DOS window and paste the path into it, the command > > > executes correctly - the DOS window shows: > > > > C:\>"O:\Utility Library\File Checksum Integrity Verifier\fciv.exe" "O: > > > \Utility L > > > ibrary\File Checksum Integrity Verifier\readme.txt" > > > // > > > // File Checksum Integrity Verifier version 2.05. > > > // > > > 79ac8d043dc8739f661c45cc33fc07ac o:\utility library\file checksum > > > integrity veri > > > fier\readme.txt > > > > C:\> > > > > So far, so good - 79ac8d... is the checksum for the readme.txt file. > > > But when I try to use the pipe in the following code: > > > > data _null_; > > > infile indd; > > > input @1 allofit $255.; > > > put allofit=; > > > run; > > > > The log shows the following error message insead of the checksum I'm > > > after: > > > > NOTE: The infile INDD is: > > > Unnamed Pipe Access Device, > > > > PROCESS="O:\Utility Library\File Checksum Integrity Verifier > > > \fciv.exe" "O:\Utility Library\File Checksum Integrity > > > Verifier\readme.txt", > > > RECFM=V,LRECL=256 > > > > Stderr output: > > > 'O:\Utility' is not recognized as an internal or external command, > > > operable program or batch file. > > > > Obviously, the spaces in the path are causing a problem. Further > > > experimentation shows that the problem is the spaces in the path to > > > fciv.exe - if I move the executable to a location where there aren't > > > any spaces in the path, everything works fine, even if there are > > > spaces in the path to the readme.txt file. > > > > Problem is, I can't reorganize the company's directory structure to > > > accomodate this one utility. Anyone have any idea how to make this > > > work? > > > > If you're interested, the utility is freely downloadabe athttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/841290 > > > > Thanks for your help. > > > Lou > > > Where you have spaces in file names you can put thee sections in > > quotes or the whole file name in quotes. If quotes are expected in any > > case then use an extra set of the other type of quote around the file > > name. Try that and see if it works.- Hide quoted text - > > > - Show quoted text - > > I'm afraid I don't understand what you're getting at. I'd find it > helpful if you could post an example of what you mean. > > If you look at what I posted, you'll see that the fully qualified name > of the executable is quoted with double quotes, as is the fully > qualified name of the target. That quoting works just fine when > executed in a DOS window, but fails in a pipe. Something's different > about the pipe, and I don't know what it is.- Hide quoted text - > > - Show quoted text -

"Name with spaces"

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"'Name with spaces'"


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