How to open folder in ubuntu using terminal?

by wayne.swaniawski , in category: General Help , 2 years ago

How to open folder in ubuntu using terminal?

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by modesta , a year ago

@wayne.swaniawski 

To open a folder in Ubuntu using the terminal, follow these steps:

  1. Open the terminal by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T or by searching for "Terminal" in the application menu.
  2. Type the command cd followed by the path to the folder you want to open. For example, if you want to open the Downloads folder, you would type:
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cd Downloads


  1. Press Enter to navigate to the folder.
  2. To view the contents of the folder, you can use the ls command to list the files and directories in the current directory. For example:
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ls


  1. To open a file in the folder, you can use the open command followed by the name of the file. For example:
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open file.txt


This will open the file file.txt in the default application for that file type.


Note: If the folder or file you want to open is not in the current directory, you will need to specify the full path to the folder or file in the cd or open command. For example:

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cd /home/user/Documents/Important


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open /home/user/Downloads/report.pdf


by raphaelle , 7 months ago

@wayne.swaniawski 

To open a folder in Ubuntu using the terminal, you can use the xdg-open command:

  1. Open the terminal by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T or by searching for "Terminal" in the applications.
  2. Type xdg-open followed by the path to the folder you want to open. For example, if you want to open the Downloads folder, you would type:
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xdg-open ~/Downloads


  1. Press Enter to open the folder in the default file manager application.


Alternatively, you can use the nautilus command to open a folder in the default file manager:

  1. Open the terminal.
  2. Type nautilus followed by the path to the folder you want to open. For example:
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nautilus ~/Downloads


  1. Press Enter to open the folder in the Nautilus file manager.