Help with Staden: I get get_comment invalid argument error.

jkb at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk jkb at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Thu Jan 24 05:06:34 EST 2002

In <flhv4usqeiqesub1hlomprcnq1e4fb3nma at 4ax.com> Mike Noren <michael.noren at zoologi.su.se> writes:

> Solved it.
> Staden for Windows apparently has a problem with spaces in the file
> path. I got suspicious when I saw that it created a file c:\program,
> so I uninstalled it, reinstalled it in c:\staden (rather than
> c:\program files\staden package) and now it works. 
> Possibly it gets confused by WinXP's version of the NTFS file system.

I've just tested this on our Windows2000 systems using
g:\program files\staden package\course\data\ABI_Data\Sample 545
and it worked fine. I've got XP on my home system so I'll give it a try
there. I'd suprised that 2000 and XP behave differently - we don't do any
low-level system stuff, just the normal file opening etc.

You said, (in the mail to staden-admin, not this newsgroup), that installing
the package to C:\Staden instead of C:\Program Files\Staden cures the
problem. However did you still use the course data as a test? If so then does
that imply that it could cope with the space in the filename (Sample 545), but 
not in the directory? Curious...

James Bonfield (jkb at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk)   Fax: (+44) 01223 213556
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