View Full Version : [SOLVED] How do I open a directory through the command line

August 22nd, 2010, 11:17 PM
What I want is /tmp
I can get there in the terminal by typing cd /tmp but what I want is to open that folder and view the files through the file manager, not through the terminal, not through "ls"

You know what would be great? if i could type the exact address of where I wanted to go in a bar at the top of the file manager itself. But for some crazy reason best known to whoever designed it that's not an option. Is there a way to put an address bar there?

Thanks in advance.

August 22nd, 2010, 11:21 PM
Is there a way to put an address bar there?

Press Ctrl + L to get the address bar in Nautilus.

The other option is to click on File System in the left pane, and double click in the tmp folder. But as I say, Ctrl + L should do what you want :)

August 22nd, 2010, 11:22 PM
I'm sure you can do it with any file browser like nautilus. You can also do it with firefox - clear the firefox address bar and type // to view your whole filesystem or any directory..

August 22nd, 2010, 11:23 PM
open file manager (nautilus)...in the toolbar, click: go > location

bingo....type the address in the location bar.

August 22nd, 2010, 11:37 PM
Ctrl + L did it. Thanks! :)

August 22nd, 2010, 11:40 PM
You can also do it in terminal with

nautilus /tmp

which will open a nautilus window at the place.