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Re: 21.x feature request: windows shortcut support


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: 21.x feature request: windows shortcut support
Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2001 00:18:06 +0200

> Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.bug
> From: Raymond Zeitler <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 20:52:09 GMT
> 
> 1.  If you open a command prompt and enter START foo.lnk, the
>     appropriate application for opening the shortcut's target is
>     invoked.  It's true that Explorer is running if only to allow
>     browsing of the desktop, but I don't think CMD.EXE & START depend
>     on Explorer in any way.

Yes, they do, AFAIK.  The function that launches programs (and
which CMD and START call) lives in some DLL which implements the shell
functionality, and which is loaded by Explorer.

> 3.  If you're foolhardy enough to muck about with RegEdit, you'll find
>     that new Shortcuts are created with this command:
>         RunDLL32 AppWiz.Cpl,NewLinkHere %1
>     Note that %1 (presumably) refers to the filename of the target.
> 
> So the behavior is defined in the registry.

No, this command merely _creates_ the shortcut.  It doesn't say
anything about what happens when the shortcut is invoked.



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