faster opening Cygwin from Explorer window

Warren Young wyml@etr-usa.com
Fri Mar 18 18:17:00 GMT 2016


On Mar 18, 2016, at 11:48 AM, Jim Garrison <jhg@jhmg.net> wrote:
> 
> On 3/18/2016 7:52 AM, Tony Kelman wrote:
>> Nellis, Kenneth <Kenneth.Nellis <at> xerox.com> writes:
>> 
>>> My ideal scenario is to right-click in the Explorer window, select the 
>>> new Cygwin option that I'd like to appear, and this would open a 
>>> mintty/bash window with PWD set to that Windows folder.
>>> 
>>> Long shot, I know, but if anyone has done this and is willing to share
>>> I'd love to hear about it. BTW, I'm using Windows 7 and am current
>>> on Cygwin 64-bit.
>>> 
>>> --Ken Nellis
>> 
>> Git for Windows has (used to have?) a "git bash here" explorer integration
>> that I bet you could borrow and adapt into a "cygwin terminal here."
> 
> Cygwin already has this, in package "chere".  Not sure if it's available
> for 64-bit yet.

There are [very few][1] Cygwin 32 packages that haven’t yet been ported to Cygwin 64 yet.  Pretty much all that remain are those that are abandoned and not yet re-adopted.

Chere is running here just fine on 64-bit Windows 10.


[1]: https://cygwin.com/cygwin-64bit-missing
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