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Re: 1.7.1: Does 'chere' work with Vista 64b? Can't tell by me.

On 12/28/2009 04:51 PM, Lee D. Rothstein wrote:
Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
On 12/26/2009 12:50 PM, Lee Rothstein wrote:
See here, Chere-oes: ;-)

I've tried all manner of command option permutations with 'chere'
and can't get it to work -- as it has in the past.

Here's my latest attempt:

$ chere -i -a -n -e "Bitte Bash Bei" -t mintty -o \
"--icon=c:\_0\cygicons-hippo-vista-0.dll,10 -"
Shell defaulting to bash defined for lr

First, it doesn't work, so that when I right-click on a directory
and select the 'chere' option, I get the following text box

This file does not have a program associated with it for
performing thia action. Create an association in the Set
Associations control panel.

Second, no matter what menu expression (argument to '-e'), I give
it, it always ends up being:


Fortumately, 'chere -u' seems to work.



$ cygcheck -c chere
Cygwin Package Information
Package Version Status
chere 1.1-1 OK

2. My Windows System PATH includes '/bin' in Windows format.

3. I always run the 'chere' command in an "as Administrator" window.

4. The above install command is only one of tens of option
permutations I've tried, all chere-less-Lee.

Clearly, I have nothing to cheere about! ;-)


I've always found 'chere -i' works for me. I'd also recommend getting rid of 'c:\_0\local\Scripts\test'.

no such file!

Your cygcheck output thinks there is:

  Found: C:\_0\bin\test.exe
  Warning: C:\_0\local\Scripts\test hides C:\_0\bin\test.exe
  Found: C:\_0\bin\test.exe
  Warning: C:\_0\local\Scripts\test hides C:\_0\bin\test.exe
  Not Found: test

Someone is confused here.  Based on cygcheck's and your conflicting
statements, I can certainly say I am.

Larry, et al.,

As my initial message indicates 'chere -i', run as Administrator results
in a non-working 'chere' install with the additional
weird properties indicated.

OK, I only traced back as far as <>,
which didn't specifically mention the simple 'chere -i' variant. So I wanted to offer
that as an incentive to try it if you hadn't.

Besides I want Mintty and Bash as the window, not the console.

I wasn't recommending 'chere -i' over your preferred configuration. I was just suggesting what I had success with in the past and that starting with the simple is usually a good way to troubleshoot problems.

Are you running Vista 64bit? If not, I suspect the registry keys set in
Vista 64 are not correct as set by 'chere'.

No, actually I'm not, so if you're sure it's a Vista 64bit thing, then that narrows
the focus and those affected. The closest I have is Windows 7 x64 but I can't
experiment at the moment with it since it requires a reboot.

Larry Hall                    
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