PowerShell has issues with spaces in directory names.

I am trying to execute a file in the same directory as the PS1 script like so:


It works fine when the directory names do not have spaces in them (I changed the folder from Git to Git stuff on purpose) and I don't know how to make it execute correctly.

I could just change the folder name back to Git, what it was before, but it is an issue I want to solve because other people downloading my repository may not want to rework their entire filesystem so that they have no spaces in their directories.

FYI: Yes, I also tried it like ".\getGravatarsForGource.pl"

Output of PowerShell

The term 'D:\Joshua\!Coding\Git' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file,
or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the
path is correct and try again.
At line:1 char:22
+ D:\Joshua\!Coding\Git <<<< stuff\centaur-XML-Tool\gource\executables\run-gource-for-windows.ps1
    + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (D:\Joshua\!Coding\Git:String) [], CommandNotFoundEx
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException
  • The path isn't hard coded anywhere, is it? – Davidw Nov 2 '14 at 21:39
  • Errors do not expand variables. So that error indicates that the path is in the code as a string literal. Put quotes around it in the code. – EBGreen Nov 3 '14 at 14:37
  • You may need single-quotes instead of double-quotes. Try this: 'D:\Joshua\!Coding\Git stuff\centaur-XML-Tool\gource\executables\run-gource-for-windows.ps1' or this Set-Location 'D:\Joshua\!Coding\Git stuff\centaur-XML-Tool\gource\executables\';.\run-gource-for-windows.ps1 – Iszi Feb 10 '15 at 6:57

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