Re: "Copy as path" quoting
"Daniel Noll" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Lee wrote:
>> Why would you paste an application path into a browser?
> Presumably you wouldn't. I was talking about the path to folders and
> files, which you would paste into a browser presumably because you would
> want to view them.
OK, a little odd, I would use the Run interface for that.
>>> 2. Pasting any string into an IDE might cause the IDE to escape the
>>> quotes, and besides, in general you don't want the quotes on a path
>>> in this scenario in the first place.
>> I see. My point was that the Run line in Windows ignores quotes.
> Yep. The "Run" command ignores quotes, but pasting a path into that would
> be a waste of time since you might as well just double click on the item
You might not be at the level of the particular file or folder at that time,
so pasting a whole path that you had on the clipboard would be quicker than
burrowing down with Explorer.
> The Command Prompt sometimes requires quotes, and sometimes doesn't. And
> most other applications do strange things unless the quotes are removed.