When running git bash, I can open a new bash window at my root with Alt+F2

I can open a windows explorer window at the current directory path

$ explorer .


$ sh

to open a new terminal window at my location just returns

sh: __git_ps1: command not found

and opens the shell in the current window without git running.

How can I quickly open a new bash shell at my location?

  • Which version do you use? – Biswapriyo Apr 17 '18 at 8:51
  • @Biswapriyo MINGW64, GNU bash, version 4.4.12(2)-release (x86_64-pc-msys) – StuperUser Apr 17 '18 at 9:00
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    The feature that you've requested is available from mintty 2.8.5 which is not added in git-for-windows latest release. So wait for future release. – Biswapriyo Apr 17 '18 at 9:11
  • @Biswapriyo looking into running $ mintty, I can add "git-bash.exe" to my path and run $ git-bash to do exactly what I want – StuperUser Apr 17 '18 at 9:17

StuperUser answer are correct, but I want to add that besides adding shell script in a PATH environment it's also possible to use a simple bash alias in .bashrc or .bash_profile files.

Something like that:

alias git-bash='/git-bash.exe & > /dev/null 2&>1'

Since this is specifically for a git-bash terminal, add the Git directory (C:\Program Files\Git) to your path (https://www.howtogeek.com/118594/how-to-edit-your-system-path-for-easy-command-line-access/)

Then run

$ git-bash

to open a new git-bash at the current location.

But to avoid blocking the current terminal it will be necessary to use & > /dev/null 2&>1 to run in the background and pipe the result into null (see https://superuser.com/a/1314830/641), so added the command to a .sh in the directory to call it simply.

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