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Change in 'cygstart' functionality?
- From: Nem W Schlecht <nem at emptec dot com>
- To: The Cygwin Mailing List <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2016 09:50:00 -0500
- Subject: Change in 'cygstart' functionality?
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So, I used to be able to do this in Cygwin to open a chat session (in
my case, With Skype for Business aka S4B):
But I noticed recently that this now fails with:
Unable to start 'firstname.lastname@example.org': The specified file was not found.
I have no idea why the colon ":" is getting converted into an a UTF
F038 character. I'm also unsure of when this stopped working, since I
don't use it all that often.
I thought maybe having some slashes would be required, so I tried:
Unable to start 'sip\email@example.com': The specified file was not found.
And yes, I did cut-paste that and *yes* the direction of the slash *changed*.
With 2 slashes, a get an error in S4B that the address doesn't
With 3 slashes, a new chat window opens! But its with user
"///user@domain" (ie - non-existant user).
Is the way the SIP protocol needs to be called broken or did something
change in Cygwin to require slashes as a part of cygstart?
Any suggestions on this?
Nem W Schlecht
"Perl did the magic. I just waved the wand."
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