This is the mail archive of the
mailing list for the Cygwin project.
Re: Win 2000 : Open Files With Word & Excel From The Command Line
- From: Randall R Schulz <rrschulz at cris dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 20:42:23 -0800
- Subject: Re: Win 2000 : Open Files With Word & Excel From The Command Line
Do your scripts look something like this:
exec "/cygdrive/c/Program Files/Microsoft Office/Office/winword.exe" "$@"
If they're missing the "$@" part, they're not passing on the arguments
you give the script to "winword.exe" or "excel.exe". The "exec" part at
the beginning is optional, but definitely recommended in cases like this.
Oh, and to satisfy Thorsten: This is scripting 101 stuff and is in no
At 19:55 2003-02-14, Steve wrote:
I'm on win 2000 and I am using cygwin.
I put script files called "word" and "excel" in my /usr/local/bin.
These files have the path to the ms word and ms excel executables.
They work, they bring up the apps, but I can't get the apps to take
command line arguments to open remote files.
cygwin> word c:/docs/memos/parking/myfile.doc
opens only word not "myfile.doc".
Is there any way around this? I would love to be able to do this as
it is monumentally faster then scrolling through a file dialog box or
explorer to open up a file.
Unsubscribe info: http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple
Bug reporting: http://cygwin.com/bugs.html