Bug report #2203

GPS Tools: spaces in Output File path

Added by Micha Silver almost 14 years ago. Updated over 13 years ago.

Category:C++ Plugins
Affected QGIS version: Regression?:No
Operating System:All Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied: Resolution:fixed
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data: Copied to github as #:12263


When using the GPS Tools plugin to download a gpx file from a GPS instrument, the plugin fails when there are spaces in the Output File path or file name.
On the other hand, gpsbabel does work with spaces in the path when the output file path is quoted. For example running:

"C:\\Program Files\\Quantum GIS\\bin\\gpsbabel.exe" -w -i garmin -f USB: -o gpx -F "C:\\Documents and Settings\\micha\\My Documents\\waypoints.gpx" 

works properly.
However entering the same above output file (with or without quotes) in GPS Tools fails with the error "The layer is not a valid layer..."


#1 Updated by Jürgen Fischer almost 14 years ago

please try 944c4572 (SVN r12344)

#2 Updated by Paolo Cavallini over 13 years ago

Is this fixed now? Please check and close if appropriate.

#3 Updated by Micha Silver over 13 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

I tested today on WinXP using the OSGeo4W installer (qgis-dev R13701) and the GPS tool plugin works correctly with spaces in the file path (and also in the file name itself).

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