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    Marc Magnin

    Toolsmith said:
    It appears to me that your quotes are a bit mismatched, but other than that, this should work for you:

    $files = get-childitem -filter *.img
    foreach ($file in $files)
       &'C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe' -mount 0,$file.FullName

    Hope that helps.


    I'm replying to this old post because it helped me to find a way to dynamically call / run program requiring arguments like :

    C:\Program files\Program\program.exe /verysilent /norestart /LoadInf=".\conf.ini"

    This work if I write directly the full command in powershell like :

    & C:\Program files\Program\program.exe /verysilent /norestart /LoadInf=".\conf.ini"

    But I have no idea of the command in advance... Heck!
    So I tried several things like :

    & $fullCommandString
    & $commandString $argsString
    . $commandString $argsString
    . $quotedCommandString $quotedArgsString
    powershell -command "& {" $quotedCommandString $quotedArgsString "}"
    invoke-item $commandString $argsString

    but I still had errors caused by space in "Program files" or slash of arguments etc...

    The way I found is to pass a string for the command and an array of string for arguments :
    (here I directly wrote the command in the code by in reality, $command is feeded from and XML file)

    $command = "C:\Program files\Program\program.exe /verysilent /norestart /LoadInf='.\conf.ini'"
    if($command -match "(?<appPath>.*\.[A-Za-z]+\s)(?<appArgs>.*)"){
       $args = [regex]::Split($Matches.appArgs.trim(), "\s" )
       & $Matches.appPath.trim() $args

    Hope thats helps.

    Marc Magnin,
    Pourquoi faire simple quand on peut faire compliqué ?!