Top Ten Mac OS X Tips for Unix Geeks
Subject:   Drag And Drop in the Terminal
Date:   2002-10-23 08:30:32
From:   eccentricanomaly
My two favorite tips:

1. You can find a file with Finder and drag and drop it into the terminal and the full path to the file will expand before your eyes! This works great with many unix utilities.

2. Typing "open filename" does the same thing as double-clicking on the file in Finder. For example, "open letter.pdf" will open the letter.pdf file in preview (or whatever other program you have set to open pdf files).

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  • Drag And Drop in the Terminal
    2007-05-16 15:22:47  bioinfotools [View]

    re tip 1: Copy the filename from Finder, then paste also works (as you would expect). OS X 10.3 however differs from 10.4 in not pasting the full path, grr...