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[h-e-w] Re: Please test w32-shell-execute

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: [h-e-w] Re: Please test w32-shell-execute
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2009 02:40:01 +0100

Thanks to all who tried to help with this. I am giving up on it and
wrote a function as a workaround, please see the bug report on

(It will appear there soon.)

On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 1:40 PM, Lennart Borgman
<address@hidden> wrote:
> I have got a problem with w32-shell-execute and file:/// URLs. It
> looks like Jason Rumney and I get different results and I do not know
> why. I need the help of couple of persons to test if the below calls
> works or not. Could perhaps you test?
> Please replace the file argument to a valid file and try the calls
> below. Just place the cursor after the ) char and press C-x C-e. I
> want to know if it opens the file in the web browser or not.
>  (w32-shell-execute "open" "c:/some/file.html") ;; OK
>  (w32-shell-execute nil "file:c:/some/file.html") ;; OK
>  (w32-shell-execute nil "file:///c:/some/file.html") ;; OK
>  (w32-shell-execute "open" "file:///c:/some/file.html") ;; Doesn't work
>  (w32-shell-execute "open" "file:c:/some/file.html") ;; Doesn't work

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