Git Bash Here in ConEmu
Git Bash is a popular open-source version control system used by software developers to manage code and collaborate on projects. ConEmu is a popular terminal emulator for Windows, which provides a graphical interface for Git Bash and other command-line tools. For many users, the ability to open a Git Bash session directly from ConEmu is essential for their workflow.
In this article, we’ll discuss how to add Git Bash to the ConEmu menu, allowing users to launch a Bash session with a single click. We’ll also touch on how to customize the ConEmu menu and make it even more useful.
Adding Git Bash to ConEmu
By default, ConEmu is configured to open a Windows Command Prompt session when launched. To add Git Bash to the ConEmu menu, open the Settings window and select the Startup tab. Then, click the “+” button to add a new item to the menu.
In the window that appears, enter “Git Bash” in the “Name” field and “C:\\Program Files\\Git\\bin\\sh.exe” in the “Command” field. Click “OK” to save the settings.
Now, the “Git Bash” option will appear on the ConEmu menu. When you select it, a new Bash session will be launched.
Customizing the ConEmu Menu
In addition to adding Git Bash to the menu, you can also customize the menu to make it even more useful. For example, you can add an option to open a specific folder when launching a new session.
To do this, open the Settings window and select the Startup tab. Then, click the “+” button to add a new item to the menu. In the window that appears, enter the name and path of the folder you want to open in the “Name” and “Command” fields, respectively.
Then, click the “Advanced” button and enter the following line in the “Arguments” field:
This will tell ConEmu to open the specified folder in the new session. Click “OK” to save the settings.
Now, when you select the new option from the ConEmu menu, it will launch a new session in the specified folder. This can be a great time-saver if you often work with a particular folder.
Adding Git Bash to the ConEmu menu is a simple process that can make a big difference in the workflow of software developers. It can also be useful for other users who need access to a Bash session on Windows. In addition to adding Git Bash to the menu, you can also customize the ConEmu menu to make it even more useful. This can include adding an option to open a specific folder when launching a new session, which can save time and reduce frustration.