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    How do I open a directory through the command line

    Hi!
    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.
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    Re: How do I open a directory through the command line

    Quote Originally Posted by RabbitWho View Post
    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

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    Re: How do I open a directory through the command line

    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..

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    Re: How do I open a directory through the command line

    open file manager (nautilus)...in the toolbar, click: go > location

    bingo....type the address in the location bar.
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    Re: How do I open a directory through the command line

    Ctrl + L did it. Thanks!
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    Re: How do I open a directory through the command line

    You can also do it in terminal with

    Code:
    nautilus /tmp
    which will open a nautilus window at the place.

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