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117917
Status:
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melo [...] cpan.org
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IBRAUN [...] cpan.org
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Important
Broken in:
0.04
Fixed in:
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Subject: Ampersands have to be escaped with Windows' start command
The ampersand is used to separate commands on Windows. Therefore $url = "http://www.example.com?key1=val1&key2=val2"; system("start $url"); does start http://www.example.com?key1=val1 key2=val2 which usually leads to a "command not found" error. Escape the ampersand with ^ and it works as intended: $url =~ s/&/^&/g; system("start $url"); # ok!
Fixed in d934154f51895bee6 Thanks!


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