Dragging from explorer to cygwin terminal is not putting the path into the terminal

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis@SystematicSw.ab.ca
Thu Jun 6 17:51:00 GMT 2019

On 2019-06-05 22:26, Academy OfFetishes wrote:
> I tried to google for this but couldn't find anyone with the same problem.
> I'm using mintty 3.0.1 and cygwin 3.0.7(0.338/5/3).
> On my previous computer, if I dragged a file from my explorer to the cygwin
> terminal, the cygwin terminal used to be populated with the full path to
> that file.  Now when I do this, the cygwin terminal isn't affected.
> How do I get it to work the way it used to?  I want dragging from my
> explorer to the terminal to expand the full path of the filename in my
> terminal.

Works fine for me.

Start by examing your assumptions - run and post output from:
$ cmd /c ver
$ uname -srvmo
$ mintty --version

Next check your Cygwin or mintty startup and post the mintty startup command
here. Then attach your ~/.minttyrc as text to your post: sometimes you make a
tweak and forget, then much later, remember you messed yourself up. ;^>
Also check if you have an /etc/minttyrc which may change settings, and attach as
text if present.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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