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I am new to Mac and still struggling to be productive with fewer clicks and keys...

When I use Terminal and click on a word, I would like the delimiter to be only space and not other characters like . _ / etc. I want these to be treated as part of the word. Then, I would like to be able to click on a word, be able to select the whole word and then copy and paste it to another place, say command line or into an editor etc. How do I achieve this?

Many thanks!

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Note: If you're specifically interested in selecting file and pathnames, Shift-Command-Double-Click will select pathnames (and URLs). – Chris Page Sep 18 '11 at 0:45
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You might want to take a look at iTerm2, where you can set the word delimiter in the preferences. I'm a recent convert myself and like it a lot better than There's a special keyboard shortcut compatibility set to make switching easier.

iTerm prefs window screenshot

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Many many thanks!! This is awesome! – xyz Sep 17 '11 at 16:15
You're welcome! I was pointed to iTerm myself a few days ago:…, and I haven't looked back since. – Kiezpro Sep 18 '11 at 19:27

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