[ms4w-users] trouble navigating ms4w directories
EZS at Syncera-ITSolutions.NL
Mon Oct 18 15:34:56 EDT 2004
On behalf of Bill Gates: this is because Windows and dos names for files and folders can be different.
Command uses the old dos 8.3 names but shows the long Windows names, at least under 2000 or XP.
Cmd can work with both long and 8.3 names mixed (which is confusing too).
Try using the dir /x commando on command prompt.
This will give you the list with the 8.3 names you can use.
>>> "Jason Hare" <jhare at beer.com> 10/18/04 09:08pm >>>
bingo! if i start>run>cmd.exe, then i can access the directories no problem. i'm no windows expert either so i can't shed any light on this oddity. maybe bill gates would like to comment? bill?
thanks jeff.Jason Hare
Centre for Sustainable Watersheds
P.O. Box 280 Portland ON K0G 1V0
PHONE: (613) 258 - 8366
jhare at beer.com
----- Original Message -----
From: Jeff McKenna
To: Jason Hare
Subject: Re: [ms4w-users] trouble navigating ms4w directories
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2004 14:54:21 -0400
> Hi Jason,
> I did some testing to see if I could replicate your problem. If i open
> a command prompt by using cmd.exe (StartMenu/Run/cmd.exe) I can cd into
> the 'mapserv-utils' and 'ogr-utils' directories. However if i use
> command.com (StartMenu/Run/command.com) i get your error ('Invalid
> Directory'). I am not a Windows expert, but from what i found out just
> now (http://www.winnetmag.com/Article/ArticleID/39566/39566.html)
> command.com seems to be for older MS-DOS support. Maybe someone on the
> list with more knowledge of this can help us. Does cmd.exe work for you
> Jason Hare wrote:
> > Hey folks,
> > I'm using ms4w_0.9 and have run into a strange problem. When navigating
> > through the ms4w directories via command prompt, I cannot seem to access
> > the mapserv-utils or the ogr-utils directories inside the tools
> > directory. I just get "Invalid Directory". But if I run a dir on the
> > tools folder I can see both the mapserv-utils and ogr-utils as
> > directories? I've encountered this problem on two seperate machines, a
> > Windows 2000 machine and a Windows XP machine both with the same ms4w
> > version. I also have the same problem accessing the chameleon
> > directory. Has anyone else encountered this problem? Any advice?
> > Cheers,
> > Jason Hare
> > GIS Technician
> > Centre for Sustainable Watersheds
> > P.O. Box 280 Portland ON K0G 1V0
> > PHONE: (613) 258 - 8366
> > jhare at beer.com
> > --
> Jeff McKenna
> GIS Specialist
> DM Solutions Group Inc.
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