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Quick to open the command prompt/terminal window.

Explanation of symbols[edit]

  • Symbol . means the current folder on Windows or Unix-like OS.
  • Symbol .. means the upper folder above the current folder on Windows or Unix-like OS.
  • Symbol ~ means the home folder of the user on Cygwin or Unix-like OS[1].

Command Prompt/Terminal ⇋ File Explorer (OS: Win Os windows.png )[edit]

Open a Command Prompt/Terminal from the current File Explorer directory[edit]

  • Good! (1) Press alt + d to switch to the path bar of file explorer. (2) Enter cmd in the PATH bar and press ENTER key to open the console window. Tested on Windows 7, 8, 10.[2][3]
  • cmdhere powertoy for windows xp
  • create the cmd.exe shortcut ( c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe ) and set the start location manually

Open a File Explorer from the current Command Prompt/Terminal directory[edit]

  • Keyin explorer . on the command prompt, it will open the current folder in the file explorer [4]
  • Keyin explorer .. on the command prompt, it will open the upper folder in the file explorer

Cygwin window ⇋ File Explorer (OS: Win Os windows.png )[edit]

Open a Cygwin window from the current File Explorer directory[edit]

Cygwin

  • (1) Go to your "Send To" folder: C:\Users\<your_user_name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo (2) Create a shortcut having this in the Target field: C:\cygwin64\bin\mintty.exe -i /Cygwin-Terminal.ico C:\cygwin64\bin\bash.exe -l -c "cd \"$0\" ; exec bash"[5] Icon exclaim.gif Known issue: the folder name in Chinese will met problem!

Open a File Explorer from the current Cygwin directory[edit]

  • Keyin explorer "$(cygpath -w .)" on the Cygwin command, it will open the current folder in the file explorer[6]
  • Keyin explorer "$(cygpath -w ~)" on the Cygwin command, it will open the Cygwin user home folder e.g. C:\cygwin64\home\User in the file explorer [7]

Terminal window ⇋ Finder (OS: Mac Os mac.png )[edit]

Open a Command Terminal from the current Finder directory[edit]

Open a Finder from the current Command Terminal directory[edit]

  • Keyin open . on the terminal prompt, it will open the current folder in the finder
  • Keyin open .. on the terminal prompt, it will open the upper folder in the finder

Copy current path to clipboard[edit]

Using tools

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. history - Why was '~' chosen to represent the home directory? - Unix & Linux Stack Exchange
  2. Quickly Open a Command Prompt from the Windows Explorer Address Bar.
  3. Windows 7:在命令提示字元視窗中快速切換路徑 @ 學不完.教不停.用不盡 :: 痞客邦 PIXNET ::
  4. Open a File Browser From Your Current Command Prompt/Terminal Directory
  5. windows - Open Cygwin at a specific folder - Stack Overflow
  6. cygpath
  7. windows - Open Cygwin at a specific folder - Stack Overflow