Bug 1031173 - jboss-cli.bat does not work when EAP installed into directory with spaces
Summary: jboss-cli.bat does not work when EAP installed into directory with spaces
Alias: None
Product: JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6
Classification: JBoss
Component: CLI
Version: 6.2.0
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Windows
Target Milestone: DR0
: EAP 6.3.0
Assignee: Alexey Loubyansky
QA Contact: Petr Kremensky
Russell Dickenson
: 1033200 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: 1058410
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-11-15 19:38 UTC by Miles Tjandrawidjaja
Modified: 2015-07-30 09:18 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
The `jboss-cli` tool would not launch successfully on Microsoft Windows if JBoss EAP 6 was installed in a directory that had spaces or other special characters such as parentheses in its path. For example, the following error message was displayed if JBoss EAP 6 was installed in the directory `C:\JBoss EAP\jboss-eap-6.2`: ---- Error: Could not find or load main class EAP\jboss-eap-6.2\bin\jboss-cli-logging.properties ---- This issue has been fixed in this release by changing how the `jboss-cli` tool declares and uses file paths on Microsoft Windows. As a result, it can be used without workarounds in JBoss EAP 6 installations in directories that have spaces or other special characters in their path on Microsoft Windows systems.
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2014-06-28 15:30:16 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Miles Tjandrawidjaja 2013-11-15 19:38:45 UTC
Description of problem:
Canot run jboss-cli.bat on Windows when EAP unziped into directory with spaces

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Tested with jboss-as-dist-7.3.0.Final-redhat-10.zip
and then check with  jboss-as-dist-7.3.0.Final-redhat-12.zip

Zips can be downloaded from

Steps to Reproduce:
1.On Windows 7 unzip EAP into directory with spaces.
  Ex. C:\Users\John\Bug Example
2.Run C:\Users\John\Bug Example\jboss-eap-6.2\bin\jboss-cli.bat

Actual results:
Error: Could not find or load main class Example\jboss-eap-6.2\bin\jboss-cli-log
Press any key to continue . . .

Expected results:
You are disconnected at the moment. Type 'connect' to connect to the server or '
help' for the list of supported commands.
[disconnected /]

Additional info:
In jboss-cli.bat
set "JAVA_OPTS=%JAVA_OPTS% -Djboss.modules.system.pkgs=com.sun.java.swing"

Changed to 
set "JAVA_OPTS=%JAVA_OPTS% -Djboss.modules.system.pkgs=com.sun.java.swing -Dlogging.configuration=file:%JBOSS_HOME%\bin\jboss-cli-logging.properties"

Comment 3 Brian Stansberry 2013-11-21 21:33:05 UTC
*** Bug 1033200 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 Petr Kremensky 2013-12-02 07:56:14 UTC
Please include there is a simple workaround for the issue, see

Comment 5 Petr Kremensky 2013-12-02 13:22:11 UTC
Also special characters like parentheses are problem here, we should add this to RN as well.

Comment 7 Petr Kremensky 2014-02-18 14:28:11 UTC
Verified on EAP 6.3.0.DR0

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