Open URLs with # using cygstart.exe

Adam Dinwoodie
Fri Jul 13 13:14:00 GMT 2012

Alexander Konovalov wrote:
>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.

This is entirely a Windows issue.  You'll get the same behaviour if you drop
that string into a Windows Run dialog.

I've no idea what the solution will be, but I very much doubt it'll be Cygwin-


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