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Mac OS X: Open a Terminal at Folder from Finder / Open Finder at Folder from the Terminal (via: StackOverflow)

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/04/06

Thanks User Chris Page – Stack Overflow for answering on StackOverflow:

  • How to open a Terminal from a selected Folder in the Finder
  • Hoe wo open a Finder at the current Folder in a Terminal

Some quotes of his answer:

As of Mac OS X Lion 10.7, Terminal includes exactly this functionality as a Service. As with most Services, these are disabled by default, so you’ll need to enable this to make it appear in the Services menu.

System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts > Services

Enable New Terminal at Folder. There’s also New Terminal Tab at Folder, which will create a tab in the frontmost Terminal window (if any, else it will create a new window). These Services work in all applications, not just Finder, and they operate on folders as well as absolute pathnames selected in text.

In addition, Lion Terminal will open a new terminal window if you drag a folder (or pathname) onto the Terminal application icon, and you can also drag to the tab bar of an existing window to create a new tab.

Finally, if you drag a folder or pathname onto a tab (in the tab bar) and the foreground process is the shell, it will automatically execute a “cd” command. (Dragging into the terminal view within the tab merely inserts the pathname on its own, as in older versions of Terminal.)

You can also do this from the command line or a shell script:

open -a Terminal /path/to/folder

This is the command-line equivalent of dragging a folder/pathname onto the Terminal application icon.


via: osx – Open terminal here in Mac OS finder – Stack Overflow.

2 Responses to “Mac OS X: Open a Terminal at Folder from Finder / Open Finder at Folder from the Terminal (via: StackOverflow)”

  1. If all else fails just use Go2Shell in Finder. (Find it, download it, install it, drag the button in the toolbar)

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