Windows 10 Bash Integration with Explorer
For many developers moving between development environments, it’s sometimes hard to leave the familiarity of Linux Bash commands. Fortunately, for those using Windows 10, a native Bash shell has made its way into the operating system. If you’re like myself you may have used the shift+right-click context menu to open Command Prompt windows at a specific location while browsing your file system in Windows Explorer. However, there isn’t yet the same thing available to open up the Bash shell at a given location in Windows Explorer.
As such, I’ve put together a simple registry script that adds the necessary entries into the registry to display a context menu when shift+right-clicking in Windows Explorer. You can view the code and run the script by downloading it from my GitHub here. If you’re not a Git user, you may download the zip file here.
Simply run the
add_bash.reg file and you’ll be good to go!