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Can spaces in the installation category names break scripts?

  1. Feb 3, 2013 #1
    Hi,

    I installed XAMPP into my F drive folder called: "Program files". I got a warning: "WARNING: Your install directory contains spaces. This may break programs/scripts"

    The program is running so no need for help. But was wondering how is it that spaces in installation category names can brake scripts? Is this general and applicable to every program? Or application-specific? Is it better to not have spaces in category names?
     
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  3. Feb 5, 2013 #2
    Re: Can spaces in the installation category names brake scripts?

    most newer applications don't have too much trouble with dealing with this sort of stuff but if you have a legacy app then perhaps it will be an issue. really depends on who wrote the application and for what platform.

    It's a per program thing, some of them hate spaces, others dont care. depends.
     
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