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If I browse my Apple Finder at


How can I possibly go to Terminal with that very same directory? So that I won't need to do two less productive commands (1) open Terminal from Spotlight, and then (2) type cd /Users/arie/Documents/shugyou/genjutsu/fp.

I use Mac OS X 10.5.8. Note I don't (want to) use iTerm. TIA.


cdto - Finder Toolbar button to open a Terminal window

cdff - Switch Terminal dir to frontmost window of certain apps

  • problem's solved, thanks! I use cdto as you recommended. I copied the app to my Finder's toolbar and it's working beautifully. IMO this app should come with Apple OS X default feature. – Arie Jul 10 '11 at 10:48

You should give that application a try. It works on 10.6 as well as on 10.5 ;-)

Link to the website


I use FastScripts and this AppleScript:

tell application "Finder" to set il to insertion location as alias
set cmd to "cd " & quoted form of POSIX path of il
tell application "Terminal"
        do script with command cmd in window 1
    on error
        do script with command cmd
    end try
end tell

Lion has services called New Terminal at Folder and New Terminal Tab at Folder:

Built-in systemwide services for Terminal

You can create new sessions based on Finder folders or text paths selected in any application.

  • Very interesting service indeed. – neoneye Jul 10 '11 at 21:47

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