WinVNC4 - command prompt blocked even if launching with
Alex K. Angelopoulos
aka "at" mvps.org
Wed Aug 18 11:35:01 2004
Oops - I didn't even think about that one. :)
"Costa, Jzlio Emanuel A., VF-PT" wrote:
> Well that quirk in start syntax is really a PITA, but speaking of
> workarounds, I prefer the
> Start "" "C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\winvnc4.exe"
> ...approach. It avoids the path or copy trick.
> But this is strictly a taste issue ;-)
> Jzlio Costa
> -----Original Message-----
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> Behalf Of Alex K. Angelopoulos
> Sent: terga-feira, 17 de Agosto de 2004 7:18
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> Subject: WinVNC4 - command prompt blocked even if launching with
> I haven't seen this mentioned in the mailing list - please let me know
> if I
> overlooked a prior discussion of it.
> When launching WinVNC4 from a command prompt on XP Pro SP2 (obviously in
> user mode), the console remains blocked even if the -noconsole switch is
> specified. I would suggest that the -noconsole "should" mean that it
> detaches from a command shell window even if it is started from one -
> this is open to debate since we don't exactly have ISO standards for
> commandline parameters... ;)
> This is not a high priority problem AFAICS since there are workarounds
> the start command. Since the start command has a quirk that makes this
> than obvious (it interprets the first unnamed argument surrounded by
> it encounters as a command prompt window title) I'll document it here -
> free to requote/adapt.
> (1) If winvnc4. exe is in the usual location - for example, "C:\Program
> Files\RealVNC\VNC4\winvnc4.exe" - it can be started by specifying the
> directory with the /D command, like this:
> start /D"C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4" winvnc4.exe
> (2) Add the VNC4 folder to your path -or- copy the binaries to a
> already in your path.
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