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Open Finder from the current Terminal location

Terminal - Open Finder from the current Terminal location
open .
2009-06-10 10:55:20
User: vigo
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Open Finder from the current Terminal location

I did not know this, i'd like to share...

Alternatives

There are 63 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
open .
open -a Finder <path>

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What others think

This is very simple and obvious, but extremely useful.

Comment by zzamboni 320 weeks and 6 days ago

Or for gnome users:

gnome-open .
Comment by elzapp 320 weeks and 6 days ago

For Cygwin users:

cygstart .

Comment by Ben 320 weeks and 6 days ago

nautilus .

(or whatever your file browser is)

Comment by augmentedfourth 320 weeks and 5 days ago

I have always wanted to do this! Thanks. :)

Comment by Scott 320 weeks and 5 days ago

"." just mean "current directory", you can use it with all command you want.

When you type "find ." you use it. Also with rsync or scp :

scp domain:/path/to/stuff .

That copy stuff to current directory.

readlink -f .

return your current directory

Comment by sputnick 320 weeks and 5 days ago

also .. is the parent (:

open ..

opens parent folder

Comment by vigo 320 weeks and 5 days ago

for KDE4 people :)

dolphin .
Comment by climatewarrior 320 weeks and 4 days ago

lol ... for windows people ...

explorer .
Comment by copremesis 319 weeks and 4 days ago

How do you do the reverse? Open terminal tab/window and cd to the directory in finder?

Comment by tamouse 202 weeks and 6 days ago

@tamouse: you can you AppleScript to this but it will look like a set of commands. not a oneliner... therefore i suggest you to use:

open ~/Desktop

will open a new Finder window with given path... otherwise you need to write a small AppleScript app.

Comment by vigo 194 weeks and 6 days ago

For any X based system,

xdg-open .

will work. Ugly to type, but portability is a plus.

Comment by bartonski 8 weeks and 2 days ago

On OSX, using 'open -R $filename' reveals $filename in finder (without opening)

Comment by brethil 3 weeks and 4 days ago

if you type

open mypic.png

it will open the the file in the default application for this filetype. (at least in OS X)

Comment by pukeko 3 days ago

Your point of view

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