I want to be able to launch a Terminal window using JiTouch, which allows me to make a gesture open a file, so I want to know the location of the Terminal app so that I can open it.

  • Whoa!! JiTouch rocks!!!!!! – daviesgeek Nov 10 '11 at 19:08

Is this all you want?


  • Yeh, that is it. I just retried searching with spotlight and saw that it was actually finding it - it was just down the bottom! – Casebash Sep 24 '10 at 5:58
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    A little bit of Spotlight cleverness allows you learn where an item is by Cmd-clicking or Cmd-<return>ing its entry in the Spotlight list. Instead of launching the item, it will open a finder window to the item's parent folder with the item highlighted. Besides showing you where that item resides, it lets you do lots of things to it - delete it, move it, or open it with a non-default application. My favorite, for a PDF or a spreadsheet, is to just touch <space> to open it with QuickView. – JRobert Sep 25 '10 at 18:34
  • Or just hold the ⌘ key – try it! (: – SilverWolf - Reinstate Monica Feb 1 '18 at 16:57

In macOS 10.15 Catalina, I found it in:


This is how I found it:

  1. open Spotlight (Cmd+Space)
  2. type: Terminal
  3. hold the keys Alt+Cmd, then double-click on the Terminal.app found by Spotlight (should the first one in the list)
  4. that will open Finder and highlight Terminal.app
  5. if you drag Terminal.app into a text file, another terminal, or even a browser URL bar, it will show you the full path

(Funny enough, if you right-click and choose Get Info, it will show you as if it's actually just in /Applications/Utilities, e.g. without /System).

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