Open Windows Explorer from Cygwin prompt

Christian Franke
Thu Sep 8 19:03:00 GMT 2011

Vincent Rivière wrote:
> Did you know ?
> You can open the Windows Explorer from the Cygwin bash prompt simply 
> by typing:
>   cygstart .
> The Explorer shows the contents of the current bash directory.
> That's very handy, I have been using that tip for years.

Cygstart is not needed in this case. Explorer can be launched directly.
This works from cmd.exe and from any cygwin shell:

   explorer .

Note that privilege elevation is not inherited from shell to explorer.

Christian Franke

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