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27 Nov 2022 19:50:16 EST (-0500)
  Re: Output_File_Name -- missing double quotes in documentation  
From: Thorsten Froehlich
Date: 9 Apr 2017 02:05:01
Message: <web.58e9ce133f18d4cfa3977ae70@news.povray.org>
"Kenneth" <kdw### [at] gmailcom> wrote:
> I don't know if this is specific to the Windows platform, but there's a small
> error in the v3.7.1 beta 5 documentation, as well as on the current wiki page at
> http://wiki.povray.org/content/Reference:File_Output_Options
>  re: Output_File_Name. I think the docs' errors have been there for awhile,
> actually.
> In Windows, if I want to specify my own folder location for output renders, I
> have to write it like this-- with double quotes at beginning and end--
> Output_File_Name="C:\Users\Computer\Documents\Kens POV-Ray rendered IMAGES\"
> The documentation doesn't mention those double quotes. Leaving them out causes a
> (non-fatal) render error, but the image isn't written to a file (as far as I can
> tell.)
> The Windows-specific included documentation doesn't mention this either, at
> 1.4.7 The Render Window.

It is not required as long as the name does not include spaces. This has been
the case since 3.6 iirc. I am pretty sure it was documented somewhere in the
command line reference section. If I had to guess, it would be in the
introductory section of the command line reference...

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