Shell script to create an .exe wrapper for a windows command.

The Windows taskbar is grouped by target exe. By creating wrapper exe files, you can pin individual documents and shortcuts.


Usage: cmd2exe 'windows command' [icon.ico] output.exe

Requires cygwin with the mingw-w64-gcc and binutils packages.

Known Issues

"File not recognised" under Cygwin64 when adding an icon

  • This issue is caused by the binutils package producing a 64-bit resource that is incompatible with the 32-bit binary object from gcc. You can resolve this issue by installing the mingw64-i686-binutils package, and replacing calls to windres with i686-w64-mingw32-windres. (Thanks A.C. for the report)



  • Document known issue

2015-02-06 r01