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Re: Run command in new window




On Sun, 24 Dec 2017 21:08:17, Steven Penny wrote:
that did it - thanks - this also works:

    cygstart bash '-c "echo hello; read z"'

seems like a problem with cygstart parser? here is the syntax:

    cygstart [OPTION]... FILE [ARGUMENTS]

so should support multiple arguments - this command works as expected

    cygstart touch 1 2 3

maybe the hyphen in "-c" is causing the problem?

update - cygstart does support multiple arguments, but any spaces will cause a
problem. for example this command works fine:

   cygstart bash -c 'echo;read'

but this fails

   cygstart bash -c 'echo 1;read'

and for some reason any spaces must be quoted - not escaped - these work:

   cygstart bash -c '"echo 1;read"'
   cygstart bash -c "'echo 1;read'"

these fail:

   cygstart bash -c 'echo\ 1;read'
   cygstart bash -c "echo\ 1;read"


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