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From "J.Pietschmann" <j3322...@yahoo.de>
Subject Re: "[ERROR]: Don't know what to do with"
Date Thu, 02 May 2002 20:35:37 GMT
Christian Geisert wrote:
> You could try "fop list.fo list.pdf" (with quotes)

Not a very good idea on Win95/98/ME (or any other system), it
searches for a command file
  fop list.fo list.pdf.exe
(with spaces)


On Win95/98/ME, the command processor feeds the whole command
line in one piece to the applications, therefore the JRE parses
the command line. Either there is a bug in the parser, or the
command processor appends some ugly invisible character. It's
been years since i last delat with DOS based systems, but I
believe the command line gets a \r\n ant the end, perhaps
the JRE doesn't count the \r as white space and passes it as
parameter.

It would help to run a test program to see what happens:

public class TestC {
   static final char[] hex={'0','1','2','3','4','5','6','7',
                          '8','9','A','B','C','D','E','F'};
   static public void main(String[] arg) {
     for( int i=0;i<arg.length;i++ ) {
       byte[] b=arg[i].getBytes();
       for( int j=0;j<b.length;j++ ) {
         System.out.print(""+hex[b[j]/16]+hex[b[j]%16]+' ');
       }
       System.out.println();
     }
   }
}

J.Pietschmann


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