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RE: cygwin as a replacement for explorer.exe

> -----Original Message-----
> From: []On Behalf
> Of Igor Pechtchanski
> Sent: Saturday, August 09, 2003 10:29 PM
> To: Sal
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: cygwin as a replacement for explorer.exe
> On Sat, 9 Aug 2003, Sal wrote:
> > Is it possible to use Cygwin and it's respective X server as a replacement
> > shell for explorer.exe?
> >
> > Sal
> I think you're asking multiple questions at once here.  I'll try to answer
> some of them:
> FYI, I use Cygwin (bash) as a replacement for the Explorer file manager,
> for things like getting directory listings, launching programs (using
> Windows associations too, with "cygstart"), and keeping track of processes
> (even Windows ones, using "ps -W").  It's adequate for most of my daily
> needs.
> If you want a graphical file manager, take a look at the KDE for Cygwin
> suite of tools.  

For KDE see 

General Informations about KDE/cygwin could be found on 

> You can get more information on that by asking on the cygwin-xfree list.

> If you're asking whether you can replace the Explorer desktop, taskbar,
> and window manager with Cygwin tools/programs, I'm not sure if it's
> possible 

This is one of the goals of the KDE/cygwin project. 


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