[tex-live] pretest: texdoc problem

Philipp Stephani st_philipp at yahoo.de
Sun Jul 5 17:14:52 CEST 2009

Uwe Siart schrieb:
> Uwe Siart <uwe.siart at tum.de> writes:
>> Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> writes:
>>> On So, 05 Jul 2009, Uwe Siart wrote:
>>>> ,----
>>>> | e:\user\siart>texdoc csquotes
>>>> | texdoc csquotes
>>>> | win32_system(start "" "c:\Programme\texlive\2009\texmf-dist\doc\latex\csquotes\csquotes.pdf") call failed (Error 193).
>>>> `----
>>> Strange, here on WinXP it actually starts psview (which is my only pdf
>>> viewer).
>> My default is AR. PDFs are still correctly registered and open fine on
>> double-click. So broken file associations seem to drop out of possible
>> reasons.
>> Switching back to TL08 everything is fine.
>> Maybe in a couple of hours I can also try on XP.
> Strange: texdoc works fine on my XP SP3 machine. On W2k I get the error
> described above.

I can only guess that the start.exe program chokes on the empty argument
on Windows 2000, but ignores it on XP. The call should be

start "filename"


start "" "filename"

still better would be to use ShellExecute directly.

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