drag and drop to cygwin scripts ?

Lewis Hyatt lhyatt@princeton.edu
Fri Sep 14 14:57:00 GMT 2007

Keith Chiem wrote:
> Is it possible to write a script in cygwin, say bash or perl, create a shortcut to it in windows, and drag and drop a path or a url to it and have the script run and take it as an argument somehow ?
> --k

If you drag and drop files onto a batch script, Windows will run the 
batch script with the files as arguments. So you just need to write a 
batch script which will load bash and tell it to run your script with 
those arguments. As an example, you can edit your cygwin.bat, and change 
this line:

bash --login -i

to this:

bash -i -e /script/you/want/to/run.bash %*

And that will do what you want. Keep in mind that the file names will be 
in the Windows path format, so you will probably want to use a wrapper 
script that applies cygpath to them before passing them on to something 

If you want the script to run inside an xterm or whatever, you can do 
that too.


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