wcmd, external commands, and options

Dan Kegel dank at kegel.com
Wed Apr 9 11:24:31 CDT 2003

Dmitry Timoshkov wrote:
>>wcmd doesn't handle batch file lines
>>consisting of an external command with options but no space
>>between the commandline and the option, e.g.
>>   start/wait foo.exe
>>In this case it does not find start.exe.
>>Win98 does find start.exe in this case, and wcmd clearly should, too.
> I think that actually it's a fallback behaviour if "start/wait[.exe|.com|.bat]"
> application is not found. Can you confirm or disprove this my statement?

I created a directory 'start' and placed in it 'wait.bat',
then executed two lines from the command shell:
   start\wait notepad.exe
ran the batch file, but
   start/wait notepad.exe
ran notepad.exe synchronously.

Now I need to do the same with CreateProcess to see what happens;
that will tell us whether we need to fix just wcmd, or also
the system calls.
- Dan

Dan Kegel

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