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10.4: A simple way to copy the path to a file or folder
Authored by: clh on Feb 12, '09 11:47:36AM
This is embarrassing! I certainly can't get the originally-posted method to work (Spotlight / Drag&Drop in Search Box), and many of the other suggestions seem to miss the point that what's desired (at least by me) is to place into the system clipboard a Unix-style path that can then be pasted into a plain-text document!

What is most amazing is that Get Info, while it does display the full path of the file or folder in question, does not let you select it for command-C copying. Plenty of other read-only text is copyable; why not this?

Phaw.

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10.4: A simple way to copy the path to a file or folder
Authored by: iangr on Apr 21, '09 09:52:37PM

The best solution was overcrowded by all of the other answers!

Simply "drag and drop a file or folder to the terminal window"!

There's your selectable, copyable file path!

Of course, you are correct, that one should be able copy the file path from a file's info window!



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10.4: A simple way to copy the path to a file or folder
Authored by: iangr on Apr 21, '09 09:55:42PM

Oh, also, the Cmd-Opt-Space doesn't open a Spotlight window anyway, on systems with more than one language. I use Namely to quickly launch Terminal, and it's easy to copy and paste from there.



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