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Re: cygwin as a replacement for explorer.exe
S. L. wrote:
There is a cygwin 'shutdown' command. It lets you do everything except
restart in MS-DOS mode.
If you're asking whether you can replace the Explorer desktop,
and window manager with Cygwin tools/programs, I'm not sure if it's
This is one of the goals of the KDE/cygwin project.
I think you and Igor gave a too complicated answer.
The short one is: yes, one can replace the shell=Explorer.exe from [boot] in
system.ini with cygwin application. In fact, I tested it with my favourite
shortcut line that launches rxvt.
So, after the login completed, there was only my background, no desktop, no
bars but only the rxvt window. The problems with this approach are:
1. the application used as shell must also be able to
logoff/shutdown/restart/standby/restart in MS-Dos mode; or a batch file that starts after the (in
my case) rxvt window, the corresponding window dialog.
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