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explorer.exe does one of two things:
- Provides an alternative method of starting winefile. Simply put, it accepts parameters similar to the explorer provided by Windows then uses them to call winefile.
- Creates a named "virtual desktop" which programs can run under.
wine explorer [/n] [/e,] [/root,object] [/select,object] /n Opens in single-paned view for each selected items. This is default /e, Uses Windows Explorer View /root,object Specifies the root level of the view /select,object Opens parent folder and selects (highlights) specified object
wine explorer /desktop=name[,widthxheight] [program] name name of the desktop (used when launching other programs under the same desktop) [,WidthxHeight] specifies the size of the desktop to create (example 800x600) program If supplied explorer will attempt to launch the program.
wine explorer /desktop=foo,800x600 winemine
Requesting the desktop named "shell" starts a virtual desktop which includes a start menu and remains open even if no programs are running inside of it:
wine explorer /desktop=shell
- winefile -- A file manager for wine.