Open Finder folder in Terminal [for Mac OS Lion]

Published on June 22, 2012

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 :)