Open the current working directory in Finder
I love the Terminal. LOVE it.
However, as a programmer who has grown up in the world of GUIs, I can have a hard time visualizing things when only using the command line. For this reason I love when scripts bridge the gap between the world of Aqua and the dark underpinnings of Unix.
When my knowledge of
grep failed me while browsing the file system, I found myself wishing for an easy way to
open the current working directory in a Finder window.
My knee-jerk reaction was to
pwd, copy the resulting path and paste it into a “Go to folder” Finder dialog box.
After taking a step back, I realized the process could be as simple as:
That’s really it. I saved this script as
owd and now always have it at my fingertips.
I thought variations on this might be useful to people who are still getting their feet wet with the command line.
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