Bug 5112 - Explorer (wine builtin) fails when run with no command line args

Phil Costin philcostin at hotmail.com
Sun Apr 23 11:32:17 CDT 2006

Tom Spear (Dustin Booker, Dustin Navea) wrote:

> Hi everyone, just a simple question.  According to this bug, winefile
> and explorer are bit-by-bit identical, but yet 1 crashes when run with
> no command line, while the other does not. As the subject of this email
> says, explorer crashes but winefile doesn't.  This particular has no
> problem with running winefile to open his explorer window, but I agree
> with comment 3 on this one, that users should be able to run explorer
> with no command line args to get an explorer window.  That makes more
> sense to windows users who run explorer.exe to open up Windows
> Explorer..  Is this something that is worth looking into?  For right now
> the bug is wontfix because we do have winefile working, but if someone
> wants to reopen it to figure out why (if it isnt supposed to) explorer
> crashes, feel free.
> Tom

If they are bit-for bit compatible, maybe there is a weird dependency on the
filename of the application somewhere.

Phil C

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