cygstart foo.pdf results in 'AcroRd32.exe has generated errors'

Charles Wilson
Mon Dec 2 14:59:00 GMT 2002

Andre Srinivasan wrote:
> I noticed sometime in August or September that I could no longer
> invoke acroreader (v5.0.5) via cygstart or directly from AcroRd32 if I
> wanted to view a document.  If I do invoke either, I get a Dr. Watson
> (which I've appended).  On the otherhand, if I invoke IE and pass it
> the file to open, acroread starts fine within IE.
> I've appended the drwtsn32 file.  
> Thanks.

The following works for me
(cygwin kernel version 1.3.17-1, W2k, Acroread 5.0.1 3/27/2001)
$ uname -a
CYGWIN_NT-5.0 KHELDAR 1.3.17(0.67/3/2) 2002-11-27 18:54 i686 unknown

---- in ~/.bashrc (ignore stupid mailer-induced linewrap) ----
function pdfv ()
     cygstart /d/Program\ Files/Adobe/Acrobat\ 5.0/Reader/AcroRd32.exe 
\"`cygpath -w -a $1`\" &

BTW, I don't see anything in your drwatson dump that implicates 
cygstart.  Everything on the stack seems to be inside windows DLLs.
Any comments, Michael?
   ( Michael Schaap   cygwin_start AT mscha DOT org )

cygutils maintainer

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