Can I correlate folder names between Finder and Terminal?

In Windows I can copy a URL to the clipboard using Windows Explorer, then copy the folder into a DOS command window. That saves me lots of time.

Can I do this with Mac Lion?

Thanks.
newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

strungCommented:
Just drag the folder into the terminal window
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Mac2010Commented:
Another time saver is the Tab key. If you know the file/folder path…

Let's say you want to access "Testfolder" in your personal Library folder. Drag and drop is not easy here because the Library folder is hidden by default (in Lion). If you type the full path you will need to type :
/Users/yournamehere/Library/Testfolder/    [and keep in mind this is all case sensitive]

In this example you can make it a bit shorter by replacing /Users/yournamehere/ with the ~/ keys. So then the path becomes:
~/Library/Testfolder

And this goes even faster if you hit the tab key after typing the first two letters, like in: this command:
cd ~/Li(tab)/Te(tab)
If you open a new terminal window, or the prompt is already at it's default location (your home folder) ~/ is not needed here.

This will send the command prompt to ~/Library/Testfolder/

Using the tab key also prevents many errors caused by typos. Sometimes you can use the tab key after typing just one letter; somtimes you need more than two letters, like when two folder- or filenames start with the same letters. As in "Folder1" and "Folder2". Just play with the tab key and the terminal will let you know when there is an ambiguity with names.
0
newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
Thanks!
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Mac OS X

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.