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Double clicking in Windows

From: Mats Bengtsson
Subject: Double clicking in Windows
Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 13:05:19 +0200
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Since so many people have reported problems on double-clicking files
in Windows recently, I tried it myself using a recently installed
version 2.2.0-1 in Cygwin on a Windows XP professional.

Bertalan Fodor wrote:
Open a command prompt where the test.ly file is. Type: start /B test.ly
Now you will be able to copy and paste the messages.

I tried to put a file on the Desktop and double click on it.
Result: A black command window appears and disappears directly, no files

I started command prompt in the Desktop and run the command
start /B test.ly
Result: Since lily-wins.py only gets the file name without a full path,
  it tries to find the file $HOME/test.ly, i.e. /home/<username>/test.ly

I tried to give a full path at the command prompt but didn't find the
correct syntax to quote the path name,
start /B "C:/Documents and Settings\..." doesn't work.

Finally, I tried to run lily-wins.py 'full path ...' in a Cygwin window
which works well, in spite of the spaces in the directory name.

Honestly, I don't know Windows well enough, but there's clearly a
problem here.


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