In the many different tasks we use the computer every day, we start creating documents and files and because of this we create different folders when we use the computer, in the case of Mac we have a tool that helps us to get everything we need and this is Finder.
This is a very useful tool because, we can find it in Finder bar path to find files, in a simple way, because in this way we can do our work more efficiently, because we have different ways to access files on the hard drive. In conclusion, Finder is a classic Mac search engine.
What can I use to open a terminal in a folder on MAC from finder?
In this case, we can find what we need with the Finder, but we can also achieve other functions through it, such as organizing files in Finder folders, which is very interesting. This way we can say that if we need to make modifications or configurations to an element in a folder, if it is on a long path, we can access it quickly.
When we open a terminal with administrator permissions, we can perform different processes and we can also perform quick access, through what is known as “Add a quick function” that allows us to create key shortcuts to open a terminal in a specific folder, and thus save us from doing all the paths and procedures again. Now we will see how to achieve this configuration from our Mac computer.
What are the steps to open a new terminal folder on MAC?
When we decide to use the terminal on a Mac device, in this case to perform this task open the terminal in a certain folder on the Mac, in the usual way we can enter from the Dock or from the Finder. But if we want to do it in a specific folder, we have two options that will take us to the same result, one by right clicking the folder and the other by simply dragging the folder to an already open terminal.
In case of opening terminal on folders, in order to make modifications to their files, we need to be clear about what we are going to do, for later this action does not harm the operation of the system, because if we make a mistake we might regret it. In this article we will show you how to access this functional part of the system, let’s see:
Right click on the folder
One of the options we have to do is to right click on the folder, because from here we can get new options. The first thing we have to do is look for the folder in question, and in it we right-click, a drop-down menu will open here we find the options “New terminal tab in folder” through this action the terminal opens in this folder directly. Once this action is complete, we will open this process validation, to be able to access this folder in the future via a keyboard shortcut.
To begin with, we have to make this action an active part of the MacOS process, for this we go System Preferences > Apple Logo or Dock > Keyboard > Shortcuts, from here we go to “Services” and we select the tab “Folder actions”, we validate the box “new terminal tab in the folder” and we create a keyboard shortcut.
Dragging a folder to the terminal
For this we open the terminal from the Finder using the path or from the Dock in the launchpad icon, then we look for the folder in question which is already located we drag it to the terminal created and configured directly, to make modifications and configurations that we need to do to the contents in this folder.
When we perform this action in this way, we must be clear that there are other methods to open the terminal in the folder, such as, for example, we can drag the path of the file to be executed, we can drag a part or fragment of the element we want to open and also open the executable file by dragging it to the terminal and then pressing “Back”. It is worth mentioning that through the terminal we can also see hidden files in the folder.
What command can open a new terminal on MAC?
For this there are several ways that we can use, to open a new terminal. By clicking on the Launchpad icon and then typing in the search box “Terminal” after this you click on terminal and a terminal window will appear.
Another way is to use Finder for this we have to go to the following path, Applications > Utilities > Terminal. Double click on the last one to run it. In any case, for any inconvenience, it is recommended to visit Apple’s technical support page.