A Better "Bash Here"
There are a lot of ways to do a "bash window here" in WinXP, but this is my fav by far. It gives you the proper unix style mouse buttons since it is a terminal window not just
cmd. After installing it, right click on any directory:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\0cmd-rxvt] @="Bash Window Here" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\0cmd-rxvt\command] @="C:\\cygwin\\bin\\rxvt.exe -bg black -fg white -sr -sl 1000 -fn \"Fixedsys\" -ls -e /usr/bin/bash --login -c \"cd \\\"`cygpath -u '%1'`\\\"; exec bash\""
You may need to change the beginning of the last line if you installed in a different path, e.g.
Updated March 2009
My buddy Bill told me there is now a Cygwin command
xhere and a setup command
chere that will do all the Registry insertions for you. So launch Cygwin in the default crappy shell (with admin privs) and you can type:
chere -i -af -t rxvt -o "-bg black -fg white -sr -sl 1000 -fn \"FixedSys\" -ls" -s bash -e "Bash prompt here"
You can change
-cf for current user only if you don't have admin on the machine.
Because he was kind enough to give it to me, I will give you his command which seriously hurts my eyes. I also prefer the default size and expand it if needed.
chere -i -af -t rxvt -o "-ls -sr -sl 1000 -bg grey70 -fg black -geometry 120x65+300+15 -fn 10x16 -title Bash" -s bash -e "Bash prompt here"