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Is there a command to open a gui browser (not the web kind, the xwindows kind) to the current working directory in the terminal?

For example, I'm working in the terminal,

/im/in/some/dir/somewhere$ openthisdir

where openthisdir would open the nautilus browser to that particular place (CWD).

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That is exactly what I was going to suggest but the slash isn't necessary:

nautilus .

You can also use a program called gnome-open which works on all file types you have applications installed for in GNOME.

gnome-open .
gnome-open blah.avi

etc etc.

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Hi I figured out the answer as a result of formulating the question, about a half second after pushing submit.

There is indeed such a command,


/im/in/some/dir/somewhere$ nautilus ./

I love linux.

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