Can I launch URLs directly from the command line in Windows?
Yes, with the start command. Example:
That will use the user's default browser.
As stated by Joey, you should use a different format for URLs with special chars:
start "" "http://www.google.com"
you can use
Interestingly only following combination are working for above url :
start www.google.com start http://google.com start http://blog.google.com
But following is not working :
start google.com start asp.net start blog.google.com
I think it is because in the later example google.com and asp.net are treated as files and it tries to find google.com file and gives error on not finding it.
I think it is hardcoded for www. Any better guesses ?