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Re: cygstart not searching $PATH
- From: "Lee D. Rothstein" <l1ee057 at veritech dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2009 04:29:24 -0400
- Subject: Re: cygstart not searching $PATH
Lee D. Rothstein wrote:
Chris Sutcliffe wrote:Oops. Cywin not Windows command line.
> At one point I seem to remember cygstart would search the $PATH
> variable for an application?
It absolutely did and was helpful with one or two problematic
Windows apps. These problematic apps, that were helped by the
non-standard use of 'cygstart', typically operate on a directory
rather than file argument, and require startup in a directory
different than the argument (to load one or more DLLs), if I
remember correctly. I remember that finding that solution took a
significant amount of trial and error.
> This doesn't work
> anymore, is this by design?
As you say, it no longer works and I am am unable to start these
problematic apps from a Windows command line, as a consequence.
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