quickly copying full paths from finder - how to?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by toddburch, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. toddburch macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Surely there has to be a way to open Finder, navigate to a file, and then quickly copy the full path of any file to the clipboard for pasting somewhere else. I've been using a Mac since December last year, and not knowing how to do this has GOT to be the single most "slow me down" thing I can think of.

    Free cold beverage to the first responder, next time I'm in your town or you in mine!

    Thanks, Todd
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    #2
    If you're using a terminal then just drag the file into the window and the path will auto-fill.
     
  3. toddburch thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    I use terminal, and I've done that, but I'm looking for a more general purpose method. I'm typically in some flavor of editor, email, form or browser session when I need it.

    Todd
     
  4. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    #4
    I think at one point I had a contextual menu plugin that did this for selected files (not sure about folders). Might want to search Macupdate.
     

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