Open Finder from the current Terminal location

open .
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By: vigo
2009-06-10 10:55:20

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This is very simple and obvious, but extremely useful.
zzamboni · 536 weeks ago
Or for gnome users: gnome-open .
elzapp · 536 weeks ago
For Cygwin users: cygstart .
Ben · 536 weeks ago
nautilus . (or whatever your file browser is)
augmentedfourth · 536 weeks ago
I have always wanted to do this! Thanks. :)
Scott · 536 weeks 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
sputnick · 536 weeks ago
also .. is the parent (: open .. opens parent folder
vigo · 536 weeks ago
for KDE4 people :) dolphin .
climatewarrior · 535 weeks and 6 days ago
lol ... for windows people ... explorer .
copremesis · 534 weeks and 6 days ago
How do you do the reverse? Open terminal tab/window and cd to the directory in finder?
tamouse · 418 weeks and 1 day 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.
vigo · 410 weeks and 1 day ago
For any X based system, xdg-open . will work. Ugly to type, but portability is a plus.
bartonski · 223 weeks and 4 days ago
On OSX, using 'open -R $filename' reveals $filename in finder (without opening)
brethil · 218 weeks and 6 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)
pukeko · 215 weeks and 5 days ago

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