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Re: Cygwin apps talking to Windows browsers?
- From: andrew brian clegg <a dot clegg at mail dot cryst dot bbk dot ac dot uk>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2003 17:22:55 +0100 (BST)
- Subject: Re: Cygwin apps talking to Windows browsers?
I'm no expert on how to do this in mh-e but speaking of the general case,
there's no particular jiggery-pokery needed to get a Cygwin app to launch
a URL in a Windows browser.
e.g. try typing
from your bash prompt, or if you want your default Windows URL handler to
handle it by magic, you can do
cmd /c start "http://www.google.com"
(the start trick works in Win2K and XP, not sure about DOS-style Windows).
Assuming mh-e has a configuration option that lets you give it a command
string to execute with a %s or whatever where the URL should be, one of
those approaches should do the trick.
As far as clicking on a URL in a remote app and having it display in a
local Windows browser goes... Pass. Anyone else?
On Thu, 10 Jul 2003, Jeffrey C Honig wrote:
> Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2003 11:32:59 -0400
> From: Jeffrey C Honig <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Cygwin apps talking to Windows browsers?
> I use emacs under Cygwin (with Cygwin/XFree86 and/or Exceed) and would
> like to switch to using mh-e in this environment.
> One thing that I would like to do is to be able to click on a URL and
> have my Windows browser (in this case Opera) be told to open the page.
> Is there an app to allow this?
> How about an app that would allow this from emacs running on another
> host via X?
> If there is no APP for this, is there an API for it?
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