# B4J Question Can't handle single and double quotes in same argument

Discussion in 'B4J Questions' started by alienhunter, Sep 7, 2015.

Hi
i get this error " Can't handle single and double quotes in same argument"
when i try to send a command to shell
wmic/output: c:\temp\text.html path Win32_Process WHERE "name like 'notepad.exe'" get /format:hform
since notepad.exe has to single quoted inside of a double quote
hmmmm
how can i avoid this error ?
thanks AH

Shell parameters cannot include both types of quotes. It is not possible to escape them correctly.

What exactly are you trying to run?

Hi ,
thanks for the response , I am trying to run WMIC_Queries direct from shell , but some work and some not
because of the escape problem
I might have to delegate this with small individual batch files and pass the variables ,since this will read from different computers over the network
if a certain program is running and how much resources it is using .
It is working with tasklist but WMIC is faster and has more to offer
AH

wmic/output: c:\temp\text.html path Win32_Process WHERE (name like 'notepad.exe') get /format:hform