Want to let variable pass to cygstart.

Phil Betts Phil.Betts@ascribe.com
Wed Mar 11 09:05:00 GMT 2009

Hongyi Zhao wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Mar 2009 04:37:46 +0000, Dave Korn
> <dave.korn.cygwin@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx> wrote:

Please don't quote raw email addresses.  It only feeds the spammers.

> >  It's bash shell metacharacters.  The '&' character terminates a
> command and
> >puts it into the background.  The simplest way is to use single
> ' '
> >around the URL you want to cygstart.
> Thanks a lot.

Except that single quotes will also prevent variable substitution.  If 
you want to use metacharacters AND variables, you have to use the 
backslash to escape the metacharacters.

Alternatively, you could concatenate strings like this:


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