Assume Microsoft Office is installed. Consider the following batch file:
REM the following line successfully launches Microsoft Word start winword REM none of the following commands work to launch Microsoft Word winword winword.exe winword.com winword.bat winword.cmd winword.vbs winword.vbe winword.js winword.jse winword.wsf winword.wsh winword.msc
What is it about the "start" cmd instruction that allows the launching of Microsoft Word using the name "winword"?
My curiosity stems from my interest in the mechanics of the "start" verb -- I don't need suggestions on other ways to start Microsoft Office. Please don't suggest that I add the Microsoft Office directory to my PATH environment variable -- I know what that would do. The question is: how is "start" finding "winword" when cmd cannot find it directly?