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Open directory windows from the Terminal UNIX
It's been fairly well covered that you can drag a file or directory into a terminal window to auto-type its path, but I haven't seen the corollary mentioned:

You can open a Finder window for the current working directory by entering open .
You can also open a window for the containing directory with
open ..

It's a very handy way to get at hidden files and paths without making them visible in the GUI.
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Open applications from the terminal, too
Authored by: ngb on Apr 13, '01 05:10:36AM

I decided to see if this would work on an application, too, and it does. I tried it first on a compiled applescript, then on a .app file (in my case Mail.app). Works like a charm, and is a very effective way to get a GUI program to launch from the terminal.



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