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Re: open IE from command line




On 12/20/16, Eliot Moss wrote:
> 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.

I don't have IE as the default browser & at least for me:

cmd /c start "" https://google.com/
  starts the default browser & opens google.com

cmd /c "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"  "www.google.com"
  starts the 64 bit version of IE & opens www.google.com

cmd /c "C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"  "www.google.com"
  starts the 32 bit version of IE & opens www.google.com

Regards,
Lee

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