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    open a GUI window using terminal

    Is there anyway on opening a GUI for a folder that you are in. Such as if i direct to the home directory and then type the command then a GUI of the directory appears.

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    Re: open a GUI window using terminal

    Code:
    nautilus /whichever/directory/you/are/in
    replace "nautilus" with "your-file-manager"
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    Re: open a GUI window using terminal

    $(pwd) returns the directory your currently in.

    . is also a synonym for the current directory.

    So I think the following would also work
    Code:
    nautilus $(pwd)
    Code:
    nautilus .
    Also, if you want the graphical process to fork off, so you can close the terminal (or continue doing something else with it), you can add an ampersand to the end of the command:
    Code:
    nautilus . &
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    Re: open a GUI window using terminal

    Code:
    nau(tab) . &
    I can do that in 6 keystrokes.
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    Re: open a GUI window using terminal

    Quote Originally Posted by tgalati4 View Post
    Code:
    nau(tab) . &
    I can do that in 6 keystrokes.


    You forgot to count <Enter>.

    I can do it in 5.

    ctrl+r na <Enter>

    And then 2.

    up-arrow <Enter>



    Except I don't have nautilus on my computer, or any other file manager, for that matter. I don't like file managers.
    Last edited by BoneKracker; May 16th, 2010 at 07:09 AM.
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    Re: open a GUI window using terminal

    Quote Originally Posted by BoneKracker View Post


    You forgot to count <Enter>.

    I can do it in 5.

    ctrl+r na <Enter>

    And then 2.

    up-arrow <Enter>



    Except I don't have nautilus on my computer, or any other file manager, for that matter. I don't like file managers.
    No file manager?

    Now thats a hardcore terminal user!
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    Re: open a GUI window using terminal

    They just get in the way and slow you down. It's like having somebody holding a a map in front of your face when you're trying to drive.
    Favorite man page quote: "The backreference \n, where n is a single digit, matches the substring previously matched by the nth parenthesized subexpression of the regular expression." [excerpt from grep(1)]

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    Re: open a GUI window using terminal

    Yeah. I get what your saying. I am still not quite fast enough at the terminal to do it yet but one day!
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    Re: open a GUI window using terminal

    Quote Originally Posted by tgalati4 View Post
    Code:
    nau(tab) . &
    I can do that in 6 keystrokes.

    Code:
    alias nat='nau(tab) . &'
    three keystrokes
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    Re: open a GUI window using terminal

    Yea, I was going to include an alias for "n" but then that would be cheating.
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