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In response to a recent Mac Gem, there is an even easier way to export the path to the current folder from the Finder: You can click on the icon next to the finder window name and then drag and drop it to your favourite text editor, or even Terminal. This also works with files in the Finder window.

[robg adds: There are some other methods presented in the comments to the Mac Gems piece, some of which we've covered here before.]
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Export folder path from Finder via the proxy icon
Authored by: michaelj on May 04, '07 11:08:37AM

This only works for me using Terminal - not with either TextEdit or BBEdit.



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Export folder path from Finder via the proxy icon
Authored by: DanFrakes on May 04, '07 11:40:58AM

As I mentioned in the discussion thread for that Mac Gems article, this works with Terminal and TextEdit (only for plain-text docs) because it's a special feature of those apps. It doesn't work in other shell/terminal apps (iTerm, WidgetTerm, etc.) or text editors (BBEdit, etc.)

Still, if you use a compatible app, it's a useful approach. I'm actually working on a follow-up to that article for next week...

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Export folder path from Finder via the proxy icon
Authored by: leamanc on May 04, '07 02:04:54PM

Yeah, TextEdit has to be in plain-text mode for it to work, and it does work in Terminal. Wish this hint was posted yesterday, as I had to type out a long path from our fileserver into an email.

I knew there was other ways to get the path (i.e., AppleScript), but since I didn't know that off the top of my head, it was just quicker to type it out. Next time though, I'll pop open a plain-text TextEdit doc and drag the icon there.

Good hint! (Can't believe it's got such a low star rating...I gave it a 5 to help bump it up!)



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FileUtilsCM Contextual Menu Plug-in is much more easier
Authored by: alexmathew on May 06, '07 07:07:41AM

http://free.abracode.com/cmworkshop/file_utils.html

Its free and has other useful features too.

This hint is not very useful - it only works in TextEdit in Text more and Terminal - hardly the programs one uses on a day-to-day basis - atleast for the average user.
It also involves clicking on a 'tiny" icon and dragging it while holding the mouse key down!



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Export folder path from Finder via the proxy icon
Authored by: Anonymous on May 07, '07 12:29:04PM
Drag-and-drop the icon of any file, folder or volume on to an open SubEthaEdit file in any mode to get the path.

http://www.codingmonkeys.de/subethaedit/

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