SHELL doesn't seem to like a total string length >124.
SHELL SPACE$(124) 'this works
SHELL SPACE$(125) 'this doesn't
I think DOS is designed for total command lengths (including the command name and all parameters) to be <128.
CD to the folder (SHELL "j:", SHELL "cd \bshare"), so that you don't have to include the path in your ren commands. (This probably won't be sufficient.)
or, PRINT the ren commands to a .bat file, and then shell "cmd /c " to the bat file.
or, Keep using QB64.
|Response Title||Author and Date|
|You are right again||lawgin on Sep 16|
|*yw||on Sep 16|
|* Thanks for the info. Didn't know that about Qbasic!||on Sep 17|