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Re: cygstart.exe can't open file:///C:/
- From: Gene Pavlovsky <gene dot pavlovsky at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2016 18:09:05 +0300
- Subject: Re: cygstart.exe can't open file:///C:/
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Juan, thanks for this, it does work. (on my system I setup `cygdrive`
to be `/mnt` using fstab, though).
But I think the C:/ syntax should be supported as well. After all, `ls
C:/` works correctly on Cygwin.
Don't you think?
On 4 July 2016 at 04:10, Juan Miguel Navarro Martínez
> Even if it's similar to Windows command-line, you are still in a POSIX
> system, and Cygwin use /cygdrive/ for all the drive letters.
> So for file:///C:/ you should use file:///cygdrive/c/
> On 2016-07-04 at 01:51, Gene Pavlovsky wrote:
>> cygstart‘s manpage says it’s similar to the Windows command-line start command.
>> It is indeed able to open http://example.com in the default browser.
>> However, cygstart file:///C:/ results in an error message:
>> Unable to start 'C:\cygwin\c\': The specified file was not found.
>> The Windows start command opens file:///C:/ links in the default
>> browser without a hitch.
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