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Windows Command Line: Open WordPad with File

Question by Guest | 2013-07-01 at 23:55

I would like to open the application WordPad by using the command prompt (CMD) in Windows. If it is possible, I would like to pass the path to a file so that the file is directly opened in WordPad.

Unfortunately, the commands "wordpad" or "wpad" are not working and I only get a hint that the command is written in a wrong way or could not be found. On the other hand, when entering "notepad", the Windows Editor is opened. How can I do this with WordPad?

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The command to open WordPad is not "wordpad" or "wpad" - it is "write" - don't ask me why:

write C:\test.doc

Entering "write C:\test.doc" opens the file test.doc in WordPad. When doing this, it doesn't matter from which directory you are calling "write", it is possible everywhere.
2013-07-04 at 12:49

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