Open URLs with # using cygstart.exe

Dima Pasechnik dimpase@gmail.com
Fri Jul 13 14:45:00 GMT 2012


On 13 July 2012 21:02, Alexander Konovalov <alexk@mcs.st-and.ac.uk> wrote:
> Hi Dima, Csaba,
>
> Thanks for replies. I am running 64-bit Windows 7, Cygwin 1.7.11 (2012-02-24).
> The default browser is Chrome, but I've tried with Firefox and InternetExplorer -
> same result whenever I'm using single quotes or not with each of the three
> browsers. Remote URLs indeed work fine. With the local URL address line of the
> browser contains truncated URL without '#...' part so maybe cygstart parses
> its argument differently dependently whether it starts with file:// or http://?

One can run a local webserver and talk to it via http. Given that the
webserver might be a very lightweight one, it would not be much of an
overhead.

(Of course I know it would add a bit to the complexity of running GAP
on Windows :))

Dima

>
> Thanks,
> Alex
>
>
>
> On 13 Jul 2012, at 13:38, Dima Pasechnik wrote:
>
>> Hi Alex,
>>
>> On 13 July 2012 20:26, Csaba Raduly <rcsaba@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 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.
>>>
>>
>> Same here.
>> Interestingly, it works just fine with the remote URL - it brings up
>> the page in the right place.
>> (OK, so here it's Windows 7 (32-bit) running Cygwin 1.7.15, and the
>> default browser is Firefox)
>>
>>
>>> Have you tried
>>>
>>> cygstart.exe 'file:///C:/somepath/doc/ref/chap31.html#X84F59A2687C62763'
>>>
>>> (note the single quotes) ?
>>
>> this does not help in my case.
>>
>> Dima
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Csaba
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