Copy a File or Folder Path to the Terminal by Dragging and Dropping

Nov 23, 2009 - 2 Comments

You can quickly copy a files path to the Terminal by dragging and dropping the folder or file into the Terminal window. This is particularly helpful when a file is located in an obscure location. I thought we had written about this tip a long time ago but after seeing it posted on Lifehacker I realized it wasn’t, oops! For what it’s worth, this technique works across platforms, even in Windows with the DOS prompt, whoopy.

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Posted by: William Pearson in Command Line, Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks


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  1. Mark says:

    I don’t understand why all Mac sites decided to make a news about drag-n-dropping into the Terminal. This has been there for years.

  2. chris says:

    Why bother even commenting! MArk
    THANKS for the info! 2yr Mac owner just found out :)

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