I can use the command line to :-

cd /tmp
ls -al

What is the equivalent to do so in finder?
I can't seems find a way to browse to that folder using finder,
(my intention is to view images which I created in /tmp)

Or is there any image browser tools can do the same?

3 Answers 3


You can use the menu Go -> Go to folder and enter the path of the folder you wish to see in the resulting dialog.

You can also use the keyboard shortcut Shift + Cmd + G to summon the dialog.

  • 2
    Too good to be true :)
    – ajreal
    Nov 28, 2011 at 9:23
  • Glad I could help! =)
    – Lizzan
    Nov 28, 2011 at 9:24
  • This only works that nice when you're using the system language English. It does not work in German. Here is why: In the terminal all directories have English names no matter what the system settings. However, using the go to folder option you need to use system language directory names. ~/Bilder instead of ~/Pictures. That can get really confusing. Can I change that? I don't know all the German directory names...
    – gentmatt
    Nov 29, 2011 at 17:13
  • If you do this a lot, you might want to make a link from /tmp to somewhere more convenient , i.e. "ln -s /tmp ~/Desktop/tmp" so you don't have to use Go menu every time.
    – TJ Luoma
    Nov 29, 2011 at 17:49
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    yet, there are people who claim how "intuitive" mac is ... thank you May 1, 2020 at 11:30

Writing open /tmp in Terminal will open the /tmp folder in Finder.


One possible way I just find out is to use browser (chrome, firefox),
and in the URL bar :-


This work like apache index directory,
is usable, but is far from ideal

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