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  1. #1

    Bika's Avatar
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    Jan 30, 2010
    help with termianal
    Hello guys, im new at forum and im having a problem with terminals in general.

    Ive been looking it a while and i hope to get the anwser here.

    What I want is to find a way to open a new tab in a terminal and keep at the same directory of the current tab. ( Id like to use the classic terminal or terminator. dont like iTerm )

    if anyone knows how to do it or a link that can guide me ill appreciate.

    thanks in advanced!

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    Bika's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 30, 2010
    could any one help me plz? anyone with same problem?

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    xstep's Avatar
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    I don't know of any automatic way to do that within Terminal.

    In preferences you can run a script, but as far as I can recall recall, you can't peak at your other terminal sessions to know where they are.

    I'd just do a 'pwd' in the current terminal window. Copy the result path. Use 'cd' and paste the copied path to the end of it, with a space between them.

    You could likely make an elaborate method of copying the current path of the current window to a file and reading that upon login if it exists. That gets into changing the things like the cd command and beyond where I want to go.
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    Dec 08, 2009
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    Save the following script (and be sure to chmod it to 755). Run it and it will open a new tab(s) in the same folder.


    # Make a new OS X Terminal tab with the current working directory.

    if [ $# -ne 1 ]; then

    /usr/bin/osascript <<EOF
    activate application "Terminal"
    tell application "System Events"
    keystroke "t" using {command down}
    end tell
    tell application "Terminal"
    repeat with win in windows
    if get frontmost of win is true then
    do script "cd $PATHDIR; clear" in (selected tab of win)
    end if
    end try
    end repeat
    end tell

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