New package: chere-0.3-1

Dave d_inabox@yahoo.com
Tue Oct 12 09:50:00 GMT 2004


chere is a new Cygwin package to manage the infamous Shell Here functionality.
This adds items to the Explorer Drive and Directory context menus. The named
shell is started in the selected drive/directory when the menu item is chosen.

If, like me, you're paranoid about your Registry, chere can display what it
would do rather than actually do it. It can also report what shells have been
added to the context menus, and the associated keys.

Finally, chere can remove any context menu items it has created.

Please consult the inbuilt help for details on usage (chere -h).

Known issues
------------
A preliminary version is also on the mirrors (0.2-1). Avoid it, and wait until
you see 0.3-1.

You may notice a window flash by as the shell starts.

The passwd shell does what /etc/passwd tells it to. So make sure /etc/passwd is
reasonable.

When using the passwd shell, you may notice a spare sh in the Task Manager. This
will close when you exit the terminal session.

You must have Admin priveleges to install the context menus.

The windows control panel uninstall will not work if you uninstall chere. If you
are about to remove cygwin, uninstall the context menus first.

Enjoy,

--
Dave

Please report any bugs to the Cygwin mailing list, following the procedure in
http://cygwin.com/problems.html. In addition you should attach the (verbatim)
output of `chere -r`.

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.

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