Open Windows Explorer from Cygwin prompt

Vincent Rivière
Thu Sep 8 19:12:00 GMT 2011

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

You are right, this is equivalent in this specific case.
But cygstart can also open Cygwin-style directories, explorer can't:

cygstart ~
cygstart /etc
cygstart dir1/dir2

Vincent Rivière

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