[ITP] cygregext (formerly cygscript)

Joni Eskelinen jonieske@gmail.com
Fri Apr 28 08:08:00 GMT 2017

Hi all,

I've renamed cygscript as proposed. Hopefully cygregext conveys its
purpose more clearly. A man page has also been added.

Repository has been moved to https://github.com/sop/cygregext.
Packages are available for inspection at http://eske.fi/cygregext/.

On 20.4.2017 8.24, Joni Eskelinen wrote:
> On 19.4.2017 20.00, Jon Turney wrote:
>> On 30/03/2017 06:54, Joni Eskelinen wrote:
>>> Dear maintainers,
>>> Cygscript is an utility program allowing to register file types to be
>>> executed in Cygwin when double clicked from File Explorer or when a file
>>> is dragged and dropped to a registered file type.
>>> Any file type can be registered. Scripts are executed with bash in
>>> MinTTY terminal. Windows paths passed as arguments (eg. when dragged and
>>> dropped) are automatically detected and translated to POSIX paths.
>> Thank you for your patience and sorry about the delay.
>> Nice work.  I'm kind of surprised we don't have something like this
>> already.
> Thanks! I'm surprised too, since there's a lot of kinda hackish Windows
> batch file solutions that are not generic nor easy to install.
> TBH i'd rather see this feature implemented as a part of MinTTY.
>> How attached are you to the name?  I know this is not a concept which
>> lends itself easily to a short name, but perhaps something which makes
>> the purpose a little more obvious is possible?
> I settled on cygscript after a few iterations, but it's trivial to
> change at this point. It's hard to come up with something that is not
> bulky. Although this not a command one has to type often, so it wouldn't
> matter if it had a longer name. I'd gladly hear suggestions.
>>> Please see the github page for further details.
>> It would be nice if there was a manpage included in the package.
> I'll write and bundle a manpage in the near future.
>>> This application is not included in any other distro, so i reckon a vote
>>> must be first passed.
>> +1
>>> I am the sole developer and maintainer of the project at the moment.
>>> The source is released under MIT License.
>>> Homepage:
>>> https://github.com/sop/cygscript
>>> Packages:
>>> http://eske.fi/cygscript/
>>> # cygscript-1.0.2-1.hint
>>> category: Utils
>>> requires: cygwin libgcc1 libstdc++6 mintty bash
>>> sdesc: "Run shell scripts from Windows File Explorer"
>>> ldesc: "A helper program allowing to register an extension (eg. .sh)
>>> to be executed in Cygwin by double-clicking a file from Windows File
>>> Explorer
>>> or by dragging and dropping files to an icon of a registered extension."

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