cygstart regression [Was: Re: on the road to 1.5.19 - snapshot testing needed]

Eric Blake ebb9@byu.net
Sat Oct 1 03:28:00 GMT 2005


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According to Charles Wilson on 9/30/2005 10:07 AM:
> 
> cygstart was contributed by Michael Schapp, who is still around but
> doesn't post often.  cygstart, aside from its option handling, is a very
> simple app.  The core routine just uses the Windows 'ShellExecute'
> function on the specified file.  Windows is then responsible for looking
> up the associated application in the registry, starting it, and causing
> it to load the specified file.  I don't see how anything in cygwin
> itself can affect that.

By the way, there is an outstanding cygstart patch that has yet to be
applied, at:
http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2005-07/msg01082.html

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Eric Blake             ebb9@byu.net
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