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Re: Win 2000 : Open Files With Word & Excel From The Command Line
- From: Ajay Simha <asimha at cisco dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Cc: Steve <beforewisdom at yahoo dot com>
- Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 16:51:45 -0500
- Subject: Re: Win 2000 : Open Files With Word & Excel From The Command Line
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>
On Wed Feb 19 16:46:43 2003, Steve wrote:
> I managed to get my script "word" to open up word with the path I typed
> on the command line in cygwin.
> I am having trouble getting the same to work with excel.
> I am win 2000 and using cygwin.
> I made a script in /usr/local/bin called "excel".
> The script will boot up excel, but not with the file I specified. I get
> error messages saying that the file does not exist. Between the "==="
> lines are the different contests I have tried for my "excel" script:
Why bother with this?
Just use "cygstart filename.doc"
or "cygstart filename.xls"
and as long as you have setup default handlers for those filetypes it works.
I even use this inside my mailcap.
> version 1
> exec "c:/Program Files/Microsoft Office/Office/EXCEL.EXE" "cygpath -w $1"
> version 2
> exec "c:/Program Files/Microsoft Office/Office/EXCEL.EXE" "@&"
> $ word /path/to/file.xls
> Any ideas would be appreciated
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