Activate “Open folder in Terminal” for Finder in Mac OS X

From Linux distributions I was used to have a context menu entry within file browsers which opened a terminal at the current folder. In standard configuration Mac OS X’s Finder does not provide this functionality. However, the service exists and it just has to be activated.

In order to activate this service open the following screen in System Preferences:

System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Services

Two options can be activated:

  • New Terminal at Folder
  • New Terminal Tab at Folder

Afterwards the service is available within folder context menus.

"Open terminal at folder" option
“Open terminal at folder” option

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