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Re: cygstart doesn't handle question marks in mailto URLs
- From: Ryan Johnson <ryan dot johnson at cs dot utoronto dot ca>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 09:43:54 -0400
- Subject: Re: cygstart doesn't handle question marks in mailto URLs
- References: <4F75B4D7.email@example.com>
On 30/03/2012 9:27 AM, Ken Brown wrote:
If I type `cygstart mailto:recipient?subject=subject' at a Cygwin bash
prompt, I expect my default Windows mail program to start an outgoing
message with `recipient' as recipient and `subject' as subject. (This
is what happens if I type the same URL into a `Start Menu -> Run'
box.) What happens instead is that `recipient?subject=subject' shows
up as the recipient, with the question mark replaced by something
unprintable, and the subject is blank.
The same behavior is observed with `cygpath -wa ?' (and also cygpath -w,
if the path passed in was non-trivial):
$ cygpath -wa ?
$ cygpath -w ?
$ cygpath -w ../?
FYI, the "unprintable" character is U+F03F, which is not even a valid
Is this a bug in cygstart, or am I misunderstanding something?
I suspect a bug in the way cygwin1.dll handles conversion from unix- to
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