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Re: [INFO] Adding "cygwin here" to Windows Explorer

Hi guys,

Just to add my 2 dimes, here's what I use:

    @="Cygwin Shell Here"
    @="c:\\cygwin\\usr\\x11r6\\bin\\run.exe /usr/bin/sh.exe /usr/local/bin/cygwin-shell-here \"%l\""

Add content of /usr/local/bin/cygwin-shell-here:
    cd "$(/usr/bin/cygpath --unix "$1")"
    if [ -z "$DISPLAY" ]; then
	exec /usr/bin/rxvt $*
	exec /usr/bin/uxterm $*

I always have DISPLAY set to :0.0 by default in the windows registry
since I start the X server on boot.
Also, I never use rxvt, always xterm/uxterm so I added the logic above
as an example.
Of course, the $* argument passing is totally wrong since rxvt and
uxterm do not take the same arguments... but again, that's just an

Since it will always start uxterm for me, that means that my preferred
shell (/bin/tcsh) is used instead of bash.


Christopher Faylor wrote:
> Hughes, Bill wrote:
> >Reini Urban wrote:
> >> Henry S. Thompson schrieb:
> >>>  1) In the registry entry:
> >>> 
> >>>    C:\cygwin\bin\rxvt.exe -fn 'Lucida Console-11' -geometry
> >> 80x48 -sl 300 -cr '#8b4513' -bg '#fffff0' -e /usr/bin/bash -c
> >> "XXX=\"%1\" bash --login -i"
> >>> 
> >>>  2) In my .bash_profile
> >>> 
> >>>   if [[ "x$XXX" != "x" ]]
> >>>   then
> >>>     cd "$XXX"
> >>>     unset XXX
> >>>   fi
> >>> 
> >>> This is a moderately embarassing/messy hack -- can anyone do better?
> >> 
> >> I use a similar scheme since the good old b20 days.
> >> Just not with the XXX name and not with a subshell.
> >> (I put the $PWD arg into a temp file in the cygwin.bat
> >> starter, which I
> >> pickup at .profile)
> >> And not for the Explorer (which I don't use), but for a
> >> TotalCmd button.
> >> To open some shell like bash, rxvt, ksh, 4nt in the current dir
> >> (optinally specified by some dir arg).
> >> A keyboard shortcut is also useful.
> >
> >I don't want to risk cgfs ire but, what's wrong with
> >
> >[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\rxvt]
> >@="rxvt"
> >[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\rxvt\command]
> >@="D:\\cygwin\\bin\\run.exe rxvt -name rxvt0 -e /usr/bin/bash --login -c
> >\"cd
> >'%1' ; exec /bin/bash -rcfile ~/.bashrc\""
> >
> >(obviously with a rxvt0 section in .Xdefaults)
> >
> >Which doesn't require any changes to scripts?
> >
> >For what it's worth (not much, I know) I think this is probably better in a
> >FAQ once a canonical answer has been agreed.
> You're saying that it is better for a user to have to read:
>   [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\rxvt]
>   @="rxvt"
>   [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\rxvt\command]
>   @="D:\\cygwin\\bin\\run.exe rxvt -name rxvt0 -e /usr/bin/bash --login -c
>   \"cd
>   '%1' ; exec /bin/bash -rcfile ~/.bashrc\""
> and follow detailed instructions rather than just install a package.
> It's hard to see why.
> But, regardless, I don't see any reason to debate this.  I would like a
> package and would appreciate it if someone would provide one.
> cgf

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