A new terminal window can be opened by a command

open -na Terminal

Is there a way to open a new terminal tab?

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    My fav. translation service says that this is a terminal tag (or solder tag): Solder tag. You probably meant a tab?
    – klanomath
    Nov 24 '17 at 13:13
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    did you try Cmd+T either this is default behaviour or i make it work like this probably over the Keyboard Menu in Settings App
    – konqui
    Nov 24 '17 at 15:45

You have to do this through AppleScript, but it can be executed from the command line via osascript

osascript -e 'tell application "Terminal" to activate' -e 'tell application "System Events" to tell process "Terminal" to keystroke "t" using command down'

Credit: StackOverflow - Open new Terminal Tab from command line (Mac OS X)

  • You could probably create an alias to put in your .bash_profile to run this command whenever you need to.
    – At0mic
    Nov 26 '17 at 2:48

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