chere on Win2008 Server - strange behavior

Dave Kilroy
Thu Sep 8 19:52:00 GMT 2011

On 08/09/2011 15:51, Jim Garrison wrote:
> I ran chere as follows:
>      chere -i -t mintty -s bash -a -n -e"bash Shell Here" -o "-s140,50"
> However, the Windows Explorer context menu reads:
>      cygwin_bash
> not "bash Shell Here", and when clicking on it I get an error dialog:
>      [directory in which I clicked context menu]
>      This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action.
>      Create an association in the Set Associations control panel.
> I have updated all Cygwin packages to the latest available.
> Output of chere -r (bash keys only, all others empty):
>      $ chere -r
>      OS is CYGWIN_NT-6.0-WOW64

Hi Jim,

This has come up a couple of times:
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Basically there's a 32 bit registry and a 64 bit one. chere uses the 32 
bit one. This works on 64 bit Windows 7, but not some others.

I thought I'd done a release fixing this. You can try the attached 
patch, which should make chere play with the appropriate registry.

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