Change in 'cygstart' functionality?

Andrey Repin
Tue Sep 13 19:52:00 GMT 2016

Greetings, Nem W Schlecht!

> Thanks for the excellent breakdown, Ken.  Makes sense with the colon
> ":".  Still not sure why it did work a couple months ago and now
> doesn't.  I was under the assumption that 'cygstart' was a very basic
> program that just passed whatever it was passed on to Windows to
> handle - similar to "Start-Process" in Powershell, or well, just like
> double-clicking on something on the Desktop.

> My 'cygstart's last mod time is Nov 24, 2015 and this was definitely
> working *after* that time, so something else changed.  It's like
> 'cygstart' is assuming this is a file and trying to do something smart
> that way rather than just letting Windows handle it (as it would
> *need* to do if this were indeed a Cygwin path).  Again, when I add in
> the extra slashes, S4B *does* get the SIP request.  Without the
> slashes, something in Cygwin is assuming this is a filesystem call.

> I'll take a look at the 'cygstart' code and see if (with my lowly
> programming skills) I can suggest a patch.  :)

In the meantime, you could use a workaround.

"$SYSTEMROOT/System32/cmd.exe" /C START "" /NOWAIT "sip:..."

With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 22:01:17

Sorry for my terrible english...

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