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cygstart -?
$ cygstart -?
cygstart is part of cygutils version 1.4.2
cygstart was originally authored by Michael Schaap
Let Windows start a program or open a file or URL.
Usage: cygstart [OPTION]... FILE [ARGUMENTS]
Action options
-a, --action=STRING Use specified action instead of default
-o, --open Short for: --action open
-x, --explore Short for: --action explore
-e, --edit Short for: --action edit
-f, --find Short for: --action find
-p, --print Short for: --action print
Directory options
-d, --directory=STRING Set working directory
Show options
--hide Hides the window and activates another window
--maximize Maximizes the specified window
--minimize Minimizes the specified window and activates the
next top-level window in the z-order
--restore Activates and displays the window. If the window
is minimized or maximized, Windows restores it to
its original size and position. An application
should specify this flag when restoring a
minimized window
--show Activates the window and displays it in its
current size and position
--showmaximized Activates the window and displays it as a
maximized window
--showminimized Activates the window and displays it as a
minimized window
--showminnoactive Displays the window as a minimized window. The
active window remains active
--showna Displays the window in its current state. The
active window remains active
--shownoactivate Displays a window in its most recent size and
position. The active window remains active
--shownormal Activates and displays a window. If the window is
minimized or maximized, Windows restores it to
its original size and position. An application
should specify this flag when displaying the
window for the first time
Startup options
-w, --wait Waits until the started application terminates
before exiting.
Troubleshooting options
-v, --verbose Show the actual ShellExecute call made
Help options
-?, --help Show this help message
--usage Display brief usage message
--version Display version information
--license Display licensing information
--reference Open MSDN reference for ShellExecute
With thanks to MSDN: <http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/shellcc/platform/Shell/reference/functions/shellexecute.asp>
Please report any bugs to <cygwin(at)cygwin.com>.
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