wcmd, external commands, and options

Dan Kegel dank at kegel.com
Wed Apr 9 22:46:11 CDT 2003

On WinMe, it looks like
    start/wait notepad.exe
invokes start with the /wait option, but in Wine,
it invokes start\wait.exe.

As far as I can tell, Wine's CreateProcess is exactly correct
with respect to this issue and WinMe.  The problem is in wcmd.
wcmd's code is messy, the fix is probably nontrivial.

A minor complication: in WinXP, start is now built into wcmd
instead of being standalone as in WinMe.  As it happens,
doing this would fix the present problem (i.e. start/wait not working)
accidentally.  Might be less painful than the real fix.

Who's the wcmd maven around here?
- Dan

Dan Kegel

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