Open Finder folder in Terminal [for Mac OS Lion]

Prior to Lion, I used to install plugins that can open a finder folder in Terminal with just 1 click.

However, with Mac OS Lion, we can now easily add a Service or a keyboard shortcut to do that!

Here is how you do it:

  • Go to System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts > Services
  • Enable New Terminal Tab at Folder

With that, when you are in Finder, you can right-click on a folder, go to Services, and the option to open Terminal will be there!

Optionally, you might want to assign a keyboard shortcut like I do here.

As a added bonus, let me tell you 2 other ways to open a folder:

1) Drag and drop a folder to a tab in Terminal

2) open -a Terminal /path/to/folder

That’s all to opening a path from Finder to Terminal :)

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    • gerrytan

      If you just want to view a hidden folder on Finder without showing all the mess on Desktop, other approach is open a terminal window, navigate into the hidden folder and execute “open .” command