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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
Open Finder from the current Terminal location

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


There are 9 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 363 weeks ago

Or for gnome users:

gnome-open .
Comment by elzapp 363 weeks ago

For Cygwin users:

cygstart .

Comment by Ben 362 weeks and 6 days ago

nautilus .

(or whatever your file browser is)

Comment by augmentedfourth 362 weeks and 6 days ago

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

Comment by Scott 362 weeks and 6 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 362 weeks and 6 days ago

also .. is the parent (:

open ..

opens parent folder

Comment by vigo 362 weeks and 6 days ago

for KDE4 people :)

dolphin .
Comment by climatewarrior 362 weeks and 5 days ago

lol ... for windows people ...

explorer .
Comment by copremesis 361 weeks and 5 days ago

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

Comment by tamouse 245 weeks 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 237 weeks ago

For any X based system,

xdg-open .

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

Comment by bartonski 50 weeks and 3 days ago

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

Comment by brethil 45 weeks and 5 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 42 weeks and 4 days ago

Your point of view

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