Open Current Folder in Finder from the Terminal

Nov 30, 2009 - 8 Comments

open folder from terminal

From the Terminal, you can immediately open whatever folder or directory you are working within into the Finder by simply typing the following command:

open .

This will open the present working directory (PWD in the world of UNIX acronyms) in the Terminal / Command line into the Finder. So if you’re digging around in /Library/Preferences/Mozilla/ and type open . that folder will be opened in the Finder. The screenshot above shows this in action while the PWD within the Terminal is the /Applications directory, thus the Applications folder is opened in the Finder.

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Posted by: David Mendez in Command Line, Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks, Utilities

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  1. Leho Kraav says:

    how do you do it the other way around – i often want to open Terminal at the path open in Finder.

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  5. john says:

    life saver!

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  8. mb says:

    thank you. :)

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