[GRASS-dev] Windows - Bug in path handling

Helmut Kudrnovsky hellik at web.de
Wed May 31 13:01:26 PDT 2017

temporary2017 wrote
> Hi!
> As a newbie to topographic analysis, I installed GRASS GIS 7.2.1 windows 
> version (Win 7 Prof. 64, german) to do my first steps. However, I face 
> some problems running it (probably bugs in GRASS GIS).
> In case this is the wrong mailing list please give me a hint where to 
> address this.
> First, there seems to be a problem handling paths with spaces. I 
> installed GRASS GIS to
> 	c:\Program Files\GRASS GIS 7.2.1\
> which is the default path given in the setup. When running GRASS GIS, 
> the program gives the following output and then stops:
> ¦ Cleaning up temporary files...
> ¦ Starting GRASS GIS...
> ¦ Der Befehl "C:\Program" ist entweder falsch geschrieben oder konnte
> ¦ nicht gefunden werden.
> ¦ FEHLER: Error in GUI startup. See messages above (if any) and if
> ¦ necessary, please report this error to the GRASS developers.
> ¦ On systems with package manager, make sure you have the right GUI
> ¦ package, probably named grass-gui, installed.
> ¦ To run GRASS GIS in text mode use the -text flag.
> ¦ Use '--help' for further options
> ¦      grass72 --help
> ¦ See also: https://grass.osgeo.org/grass72/manuals/helptext.html
> The german part of the output means:
> 	The command "C:\Program" is either misspelled or could not be found.
> For the second bug, I will open a separate thread to discuss.
> Regards,
> Mark
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using here standalone winGRASS (with white space in path) on several
(german) Windows boxes (from XP up to 10) for several years now, the path
issue with white space should be solved AFAIK. 

Maybe it's a python issue (see comment in your other thread) 

best regards
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