Open URLs with # using cygstart.exe

Csaba Raduly
Fri Jul 13 12:27:00 GMT 2012

On Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 2:06 PM, Alexander Konovalov  wrote:
> Dear Cygwin experts,
> I am trying to open the exact location in the html file using my default
> browser with the command of the form
> cygstart.exe file:///C:/somepath/doc/ref/chap31.html#X84F59A2687C62763
> However, the anchor is ignored, so instead of going to the exact location
> it opens the file and stays on the top of the page.

Hi Alexander,

You are doing better than me. For me, cygstart interprets the anchor
as part of the filename.

$ cygstart file:///www/pages/html401/sgml/dtd.html#inline
Unable to start 'C:\cygwin17\www\pages\html401\sgml\dtd.html#inline':
The specified file was not found.

Have you tried

cygstart.exe 'file:///C:/somepath/doc/ref/chap31.html#X84F59A2687C62763'

(note the single quotes) ?

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