Commands tagged cygpath (4)

  • 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

    open(){ if [[ -n "$1" ]];then explorer /e, $(cygpath -mal "$PWD/$1");else explorer /e, $(cygpath -mal "$PWD");fi }
    lowjax · 2013-07-31 01:15:14 2
  • Pass the files path to finfo(), can be unix path, dos path, relative or absolute. The file is converted into an absolute nix path, then checked to see if it is in-fact a regular/existing file. Then converted into an absolute windows path and sent to "wmic". Then magic, you have windows file details right in the terminal. Uses: cygwin, cygpath, sed, and awk. Needs Windows WMI "wmic.exe" to be operational. The output is corrected for easy... finfo notepad.exe finfo "C:\windows\system32\notepad.exe" finfo /cygdrive/c/Windows/System32/notepad.exe finfo "/cygdrive/c/Program Files/notepad.exe" finfo ../notepad.exe Show Sample Output

    finfo() { [[ -f "$(cygpath "[email protected]")" ]] || { echo "bad-file";return 1;}; echo "$(wmic datafile where name=\""$(echo "$(cygpath -wa "[email protected]")"|sed 's/\\/\\\\/g')"\" get /value)"|sed 's/\r//g;s/^M$//;/^$/d'|awk -F"=" '{print $1"=""\033[1m"$2"\033[0m"}';}
    lowjax · 2013-12-30 07:47:41 0
  • What's wrong with this? Show Sample Output

    explorer . &
    rmsh · 2014-06-08 10:16:04 0
  • This executes faster than cygstart.exe I put this in a script and added it to my path: cat `which` #!/bin/bash if [ $# -eq 0 ]; then explorer.exe $( cygpath `pwd` -w ) & else explorer.exe $( cygpath $1 -w ) & fi; Using the script you just type file_or_executable Note: you can do this for any file that has an associated executable in the windows registry. This is quite handy if you want to open pictures or movies from xterm. Show Sample Output

    explorer $( cygpath "/path/to/file_or_exe" -w )
    Highwayman · 2009-07-22 17:00:21 3

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