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Re: cygstart doesn't handle question marks in mailto URLs

On Mar 30 09:43, Ryan Johnson wrote:
> 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 ?
> >C:\cygwin\home\Ryan\ï
> >
> >$ cygpath -w ?
> >?
> >
> >$ cygpath -w ../?
> >C:\cygwin\home\ï
> FYI, the "unprintable" character is U+F03F, which is not even a
> valid unicode character.
> >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 windows-style paths.


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