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Opens an explorer.exe file browser window for the current working directory or specified dir (Fixed)

Terminal - Opens an explorer.exe file browser window for the current working directory or specified dir (Fixed)
open(){ if [[ -n "$1" ]];then explorer /e, $(cygpath -mal "$PWD/$1");else explorer /e, $(cygpath -mal "$PWD");fi }
2013-07-31 01:15:14
User: lowjax
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Opens an explorer.exe file browser window for the current working directory or specified dir (Fixed)

This alternative either opens the current working directory by just issuing the open function in the commandline. Or you can specify what directory you would like to open.

Example: open /cygdrive/c/Windows

Usage: open [path]

When no option is specified it will open the current working directory

Alternatives

There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
open() { explorer /e, $(cygpath -wap "${1:-$PWD}"); }
2013-08-08 14:49:15
User: applemcg
0

use the shell default positional parameter syntax ${X:-default} in lieu of testing.

explorer . &

Know a better way?

If you can do better, submit your command here.

What others think

FYI

~+ and $PWD

are alias of $(pwd) - no need to open a subshell

Comment by jasonm23 173 weeks and 3 days ago
open() { if [[ $1 ]]; then explorer /e, $(cygpath -wap "$1"); else explorer /e, $(cygpath -wap ~+); fi } open() { if [[ $1 ]]; then explorer /e, $(cygpath -wap "$1"); else explorer /e, $(cygpath -wap "$PWD"); fi }
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