Open URLs with # using cygstart.exe

Ryan Johnson
Fri Jul 13 13:21:00 GMT 2012

On 13/07/2012 9:19 AM, Ryan Johnson wrote:
> Cygstart does not actually parse general URIs. For a long time it had 
> a special case that tested explicitly for `http:', and recently added 
> `mailto:' after a similar issue arose [1]. Ironically, most URIs seem 
> to work precisely because cygstart *doesn't* know what to do with them 
> and passes them along as-is, giving Windows a chance to do the right 
> thing.
Actually, you can probably ignore this and go with what Adam posted...


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