Launch with non-file argument(s)

Frank D. Engel, Jr. fde101 at
Fri Aug 27 16:36:23 EDT 2004

Any way to launch an app with an argument which is *not* a filename, 
and not block?

I can get this to work with the shell function, except that it is 
blocking (the stack stalls until the other app quits), which is not 

I tried to get this to work with the launch statement, except that it 
complains that the document does not exist.

I need this to work cross-platform (I could, of course, have separate 
cases for different platforms -- that doesn't bother me if it works;  
It looks like "start" might be used under Windows?  What about OS X and 

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