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Re: Does cygstart always expand arguments?
Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
On Tue, 13 May 2003, Jim Kleckner wrote:
I think you're confused about what cygstart does. Cygstart is for
situations when, given a data file, you want to run the associated
application, like double-clicking it in explorer. While you can use it to
launch .exe's (by definition), it's probably not what you want in this
case. Try invoking gvim without cygstart, i.e., simply
$ gvim "file with spaces.txt"
Hope this helps,
gvim "file with spaces.txt" &
is close to what I want but it is still
attached to the shell as a subprocess.
cygstart will nicely launch a completely
independent process. So that I can exit
the original bash and not have any issues
with accidentally foregrounding that process.
I do have the .txt file type associated with
gvim but I use a text editor frequently to look
at arbitrary file types or file types that
correctly are registered to other programs.
Thanks for the suggestion though.
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