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Yanta
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How to handle file names with &

#1 Post by Yanta » 16 Sep 2020 21:12

I have a font I want to install called Spirit & Ghost.ttf

The following code processes a list of font files in a folder.

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    SET SRC=%CD:~0,2%
    set SrcPath=%SRC%\PostInstall\%USERNAME%
    
:FONTS
    IF EXIST "%SrcPath%\Fonts\" (
        Echo Installing Custom Fonts
        Echo %time% Installing Custom Fonts >>C:\%USERDOMAIN%.PostInstall.Log 2>&1
        FOR %%a in ("%SrcPath%\Fonts\*.?tf") do call :Installfont "%%~nxa"
        Echo %time% Fonts will not be available until the system has been restarted >>C:\%USERDOMAIN%.PostInstall.Log 2>&1
	)
	Goto SYMLNK

:Installfont
        Set font=%~1
        IF EXIST "%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Fonts\%font%" echo Font %font% already installed. >>C:\%USERDOMAIN%.PostInstall.Log 2>&1
        IF EXIST "%WINDIR%\Fonts\%font%" echo Font %font% already installed. >>C:\%USERDOMAIN%.PostInstall.Log 2>&1
        IF NOT EXIST "%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Fonts\%font%" IF NOT EXIST "%WINDIR%\Fonts\%font%" (
            Set fext=%font:~-3%
            IF /i "%fext%"=="ttf" Set ftype=Truetype
            IF /i "%fext%"=="otf" Set ftype=Opentype
			Echo Installing %font% to "%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Fonts" >>C:\%USERDOMAIN%.PostInstall.Log 2>&1
            Echo Processing font %font% Extension: %fext% Type: "(%ftype%)" >>C:\%USERDOMAIN%.PostInstall.Log 2>&1
			copy "%SrcPath%\Fonts\%font%" "%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Fonts\%font%" /y >>C:\%USERDOMAIN%.PostInstall.Log 2>&1
            REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts" /v "%font% (%ftype%)" /d "%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Fonts\%font%" /t REG_SZ /f >>C:\%USERDOMAIN%.PostInstall.Log 2>&1
        )
        exit /b

:SYMLNK 
	Echo Finished
Of course, this fails when it hits the spirit & ghost.ttf file...

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'GHOST.ttf' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
How do I handle file names with & in them?

OJBakker
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Re: How to handle file names with &

#2 Post by OJBakker » 17 Sep 2020 04:43

protect set variable from special characters by using double quotes.
change

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set var=value
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set "var=value"
protect echo variable from special characters by using double quotes.
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echo %var% 
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echo "%var%"
The quotes will be visible in the output.
If you don't want visible quotes you will have to escape the special characters in the value of the variable before using echo.

Yanta
Posts: 46
Joined: 01 Sep 2019 07:08

Re: How to handle file names with &

#3 Post by Yanta » 17 Sep 2020 20:18

Thanks

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