open website from command window

Posted on 2003-02-25
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Hi folks,

   anybody knows how to execute the following in a batch file

rundll32 url.dll,FileProtocolHandler http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=passing+%26+in+query+string+through+dos+command

    The problem for me here is, it ignores the things after "&". Can anybody tell me how to do this?

thank u
Question by:ksivananth
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ID: 8016873
Did you trying double-quoting the last parameter?

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tjean earned 150 total points
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You need to escape the & character. To do that use ^ so the commande line should be:
rundll32 url.dll,FileProtocolHandler http://www.google.com/search?hl=en^&ie=UTF-8^&oe=UTF-8^&q=passing+%26+in+query+string+through+dos+command
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Thanks tjean, I tried the escape char '^', it just works fine!

Thank u so much!

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