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Opening files from cygwin shell


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Aiwendil42

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Not sure if this is the right forum for this, but I think it's the most appropriate.

I'm having trouble opening text documents from the cygwin command line, with both Microsoft Word and Wordpad. I put the following scripts in my cygwin/usr/local/bin directory:

wordpad (file name), containing:

#!/bin/sh
exec /cygdrive/c/'Program Files/Windows NT/Accessories'/WORDPAD `cygpath -w $1`

and

word, containing:

#!/bin/sh
exec /cygdrive/c/'Program Files/Microsoft Office/Office11'/winword `cygpath -w $1`


When I try to open a file with, e.g., the command:

word example.txt


... Word opens but instead of the file I get a message:

Word experienced an error trying to open the file.
Try these suggestions:
*Check the file permissions for the document or drive
*Make sure there is sufficient free memory and disk space
*Open the file with the text recovery converter


But I'm able to open the same file from Windows explorer. Similarly, when I try:

wordpad example.txt


... Wordpad appears to open, but I get a message:

Failed to open document


and then wordpad quits.

I'm probably making some very simple mistake, but if anyone could help I'd really appreciate it. Thanks.
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