How to Open a Directory in Terminal from File Manager?

By | 16 th Dec 2016 | 1 min read

For those who are new to the Linux Operating system (an open-source and mostly POSIX-compliant operating system modeled on UNIX, assembled under free and open-source software development model), may found difficulty in navigate to directories via Linux terminal.

You can install a nautilus-open-terminal to open the directory in the terminal if you are using Nautilus, which is the default file manager.

To install nautilus-open-terminal, follow the steps below.

  • Open the terminal.
  • Type the following command.
    sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal
  • After installation you can verify the right click option. You will be able to see an option 'Open in Terminal'.
  • If you couldn't find a new option 'Open in Terminal', type
    nautilus -q && nautilus &
    to quit the file manager, nautilus and reopen it.
  • Right click on any directory, and you are done!!!
  • You can also kill the nautilus instead of logout and log in back, using
    sudo killall -9 nautilus

Hope this helps!