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How is this easier than just dragging the icon?
Authored by: everkleer80 on Jun 28, '11 11:18:59AM

Because most people find clicking/doubleclicking an icon (one step) easier than performing the four extra steps listed above. I too have been using your method for quite a while now, but I came across a hint like this last year and added a button to my Finder toolbar to Open the current folder in Terminal. I still use the drag and drop method, but when I don't happen to already be in Terminal, it's nice to be able to quickly open a Terminal window to the folder I'm working in.

As a side note, I didn't even realize I could drag files/folders into the Terminal window until a few years ago, and everyone I talk to is surprised when I show them they can do that (granted, most of the people here are a lot more Terminal-literate than any of my friends.)



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How is this easier than just dragging the icon?
Authored by: babbage on Jun 28, '11 11:36:20AM

Yeah, but it isn't actually any extra steps.

The whole premise of the "hint" is that you have something you want in Finder, and you want to use it in Terminal. That, to me, presupposes that you have both Finder & Terminal running.

All I'm pointing out is that you can drag anything from Finder into a Terminal window, and run whatever command you want on it (cd, cp, tar, open, etc).

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How is this easier than just dragging the icon?
Authored by: nathanator11 on Jun 28, '11 02:38:33PM

You're right; your option is also good. It isn't extra steps, but for me it's extra time. That's because I use the keyboard more than the mouse, and since I can open this script with just a few keystrokes (especially in Column View), this way is faster for me. Your way is faster for a lot of people who prefer the mouse, be but I prefer the keyboard. Both are good options; it just depends on which is best for you.

As for assuming that both Finder and Terminal are open: Finder is always open (for most people), and the script opens Terminal if it isn't already.

Edited on Jun 28, '11 02:39:47PM by nathanator11



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How is this easier than just dragging the icon?
Authored by: Anonymous on Jun 28, '11 03:37:27PM

"That, to me, presupposes that you have both Finder & Terminal running."

...or can have at the click of a Dock icon... or heck, a Finder Toolbar icon.



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