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Re: open IE from command line

On 12/20/2016 5:38 PM, Andrey Repin wrote:
Greetings, Lee!

How to open a web page (remote or local) or launch IE from the mintty/bash
command line?

I've tried the following:

$ cygstart "http://www.google.com";
$ cygstart index.html # local page
$ "/cygdrive/c/Program Files/Internet Explorer/iexplore.exe"
$ cygstart "/cygdrive/c/Program Files/Internet Explorer/iexplore.exe"

If IE is already open, the first two examples work, but otherwise,
for all 4, IE flashes a window, which immediately closes.

how about
cmd /c "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"  "www.google.com"

I'd say,

cmd /c start "" https://google.com/

Both seem to start the *default* browser, in my case, Firefox.
You need to be explicit if you want IE and it's not your default.

Regards -- Eliot Moss

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