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YA modified version
Authored by: caesurae on May 27, '06 01:13:18PM
I also liked the hint and created my own version which i believe is less complex than others' scripts (definitely less verbose).

The entire solution exists as a bash script which calls osascript for a one-liner AppleScript statement for each argument given and then activates Finder. If no directory/path is given, then it looks in the current working directory. Otherwise, paths can be relative to ~ (home) or / (root), and can include spaces as long as "quotes" are used.

I usually make aliases (tcsh) to my scripts, in this case i chose... alias rev ~/bin/revealInFinder.bash. So to use the script, I simply type something like;

rev file1 ~/folder/file2 "/folder x/folder y/file 3" etc.

I don't want to chance posting the script in this web forum environment due to some very specific quoting schemes used to allow files/paths with spaces. Instead, you can click here to download it.

I have considerably less experience in shell scripting than with AppleScript, so if any shell gurus out there have some more efficient and/or robust syntax, I'd love to see it. However, I do believe the script to be fairly reliable, and #comments are included so you can see the how and why of the methods i have chosen.

Thanks again to Lutin for the submission.

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