[GRASS-dev] Re: [GRASS-user] g.manual tries to run C:\Program Files\Internet Exporer\iexplore (the 'L' is missing from 'Explorer')

Colin Nielsen colin.nielsen at gmail.com
Thu Sep 10 20:09:18 EDT 2009

>From the two possible WinGrass command lines (either cmd.exe or msys)
the following command will open the html index and returns the

cmd /c "rundll32 url.dll,OpenURL "file:///C:/Program

I incorporated this into g.manual in a bit of an ugly fashion (see
attached patch), it works perfectly for msys but not for cmd. For cmd
it doesn't open the html and it doesn't return the terminal.
Hopefullly someone else can finish the task.


On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 6:28 AM, Glynn Clements
<glynn at gclements.plus.com> wrote:
> Hamish wrote:
>> For GRASS_HTML_BROWSER, it is read in a number of contexts by e.g.
>> by g.manual shell script (6.x), g.manual python (7.x), wxGUI,
>> tcl/tk GUI, grass-run.bat, gui startups, ...
>> so it needs to be both cross-platform, cross-language, and cross-
>> environment (msys vs dos). thus IMO the only portable solution will
>> be to store it in the OS's native FS format and have each client
>> code translate downstream as needed rather than guess that up
>> front.
> That's all well and good, but we still aren't making any progress on
> the original question, i.e. what must the specified program accept as
> an argument?
> Until that's know, developers don't know how to use it, and users
> don't know how to set it.
>> I find msys to be too large complex to simply say "msys does or
>> does not support this or that" as a blanket statement.
> By "MSys", I mean the port of bash.
> --
> Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: g.manual.patch
Type: text/x-diff
Size: 659 bytes
Desc: not available
Url : http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/grass-dev/attachments/20090910/fc37c3c8/g.manual.bin

More information about the grass-dev mailing list