launch windows program from shell according to its extension

Larry Hall
Wed Jun 8 14:37:00 GMT 2005

At 03:45 AM 6/8/2005, you wrote:
>I have largely replaced usage of windows explorer with a cygwin shell. One thing
>is cumbersome however: when I encounter, say, a .doc file in a directory, it
>would be nice that I could "launch" this file with the program associated under
>Is this possible, for example via a utility program kind of "launch file.doc"?

Sure.  Use 'cygstart'.

Larry Hall                    
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