Command prompt/.bat files issue

#1
Hello. When I create a simple .bat file (to run calculator for example), it will give me an error saying that "filename" is not recognized as an internal or external command. I am 100% sure this happens because there are some symbols before the command "calc". When I right click my .bat file and click on edit, there is just "calc" and nothing else. When I run it, the command prompt run it as "AiLcalc" or something similar to it, so it gives me an error. What to do with this? It happens with every .bat file I try to run.
-Windows 7 64bit, latest java downloaded
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Josephur

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#2
uhm this is very strange, almost points to memory issues perhaps...

Have you tried making your batch file in another text editor?
 


#3
Tried now in Notepad++, same result. What do you mean by memory issues, could you be more specific please? And what could I do about it?
 


Josephur

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#4
aubycek,

Actually I found the issue.. somehow you're saving these documents in UTF-8 format..

I made a simple document containing "ECHO Testing!" in notepad, when saving it I used the following options (note the Encoding selected):
SaveAsUTF8.png


When executing it I get the same issue you are stating:

UTF8EncodingError.png


So the question is, are you intentionally saving in UTF8 format? Did you start with one document that may have already been UTF8 and appended to it? Simply saving it as a normal ANSI encoded document will fix it.
 


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