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Mac Terminal Open Finder in Current Directory

Published on September 02, 2009
By Pete Freitag

Have you ever wanted to open up a new Finder window from the mac shell / command line via terminal. Turns out it is pretty easy to do using mac's open command.

To open up the current terminal directory in a new Finder window just run:

open .

To open your home directory in finder run this:

open ~

Your documents:

open ~/Documents

As you might have guessed you can type in any directory and it will open that up. You can also type in a file name and it will open it up using the default application.

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Mac Terminal Open Finder in Current Directory was first published on September 02, 2009.

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