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Just stumbled upon a simple but really useful cygwin command —

“cygstart .”

Typing this command will do something simple, but really nice. It will open an explorer window at the your current directory. Seems so simple and dumb, but when you tend to juggle a lot of explorer windows, and tend to use cygwin frequently, this is a nice way to help speed things up!

Written by caustik

May 13th, 2008 at 2:22 am

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  1. Interesting, I use explorer .\\ for that purpose, thanks. I find cygpath and putclip also very useful.

    The Ivan

    15 May 08 at 9:28 am

  2. Doesn’t the standard windows app ‘start’ do the same thing? “start .”


    9 Jun 08 at 12:05 pm

  3. caustik@Caustiko ~
    $ start
    bash: start: command not found


    9 Jun 08 at 6:37 pm

  4. It occurs to me you could probably alias “start” to “cygstart” in .bashrc if you wanted to save yourself the time & trouble of typing those three extra letters.


    22 Apr 09 at 10:01 pm

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