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cygutils cygstart eats program arguments
- From: Robert Schmidt <rschm at broadpark dot no>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2004 20:50:05 +0200
- Subject: cygutils cygstart eats program arguments
I'd like to use cygstart to launch a couple of log windows to monitor
server activity, much like the Windows START command. However, cygstart
eats *all* the arguments, not only the ones before the executable. Is
there something I've missed?
The usage suggests otherwise:
Usage: cygstart [OPTION]... FILE [ARGUMENTS]
/cygdrive/l/bin $ cygstart tail -f /var/log/fetchmail.log
Unable to start 'tail': There is no application associated with the
given file name extension.
/cygdrive/l/bin $ cygstart tail
[opens a new window waiting for stdin (as it should).]
/cygdrive/l/bin $ cygstart tail --version
[displays cygstart's version, not tail's]
cygstart version 1.0, by Michael Schaap
Let Windows start a program or open a file or URL.
/cygdrive/l/bin $ cygstart "tail --version"
Unable to start 'tail --version': The specified file was not found.
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