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Re: Does cygstart always expand arguments?
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Jim Kleckner <jek_subs at kleckner dot net>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 13 May 2003 19:36:55 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: Does cygstart always expand arguments?
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Tue, 13 May 2003, Jim Kleckner wrote:
> Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > On Tue, 13 May 2003, Jim Kleckner wrote:
> > I think you're confused about what cygstart does. Cygstart is for
> > situations when, given a data file, you want to run the associated
> > application, like double-clicking it in explorer. While you can use it to
> > launch .exe's (by definition), it's probably not what you want in this
> > case. Try invoking gvim without cygstart, i.e., simply
> > $ gvim "file with spaces.txt"
> > Hope this helps,
> > Igor
> Running with
> gvim "file with spaces.txt" &
> is close to what I want but it is still
> attached to the shell as a subprocess.
> cygstart will nicely launch a completely
> independent process. So that I can exit
> the original bash and not have any issues
> with accidentally foregrounding that process.
> I do have the .txt file type associated with
> gvim but I use a text editor frequently to look
> at arbitrary file types or file types that
> correctly are registered to other programs.
> e.g. .html.
> Thanks for the suggestion though.
Yes, the above is a very valid reason - I haven't thought of that.
FYI, the following works for me:
cygstart gvim '"file with spaces.txt"' '"another file with spaces.txt"'
Hope this helps,
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