"Thorsten Froehlich" <nomail@nomail> wrote:
> "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...
I had to go looking for it but it is there. Can be found in section 126.96.36.199 at
very end. Here's that portion:
If a file or path contains blanks the whole file and path specification has to
be put in quotes. You may either use a double-quote or a single-quote, but you
have to use the same at the beginning and end. For example:
By using either single or double quotes it is possible to specify files whose
name or path contains either as part of the name. For example:
+I'my "big" file.pov'
Input_File='my "big" file.pov'
Might not be the most obvious place unless looking for it there, since this is
under the (POV-Ray for Windows help) POV-Ray Tutorial > Getting Started >
Setting POV-Ray Options > Using INI Files
Guess I just thought the quoting was mentioned in the Reference > Command-Line
and INI Options
Found another mention about quoting, end of section 1.3.2 Special Command-Line
Options and highlighted:
Note: When supplying a filename with spaces in it, you will need to enclose the
filename itself within quotes.
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