a standard for the user's default terminal

Hongli Lai hongli at plan99.net
Mon Oct 23 00:34:25 EEST 2006

Marcos wrote:
> Kevin,
> It would be interesting, if in a file manager one could right click on a folder and open the
> terminal windows on exactelly that folder. Although a little bit biased, I can give you two
> examples for that: 
> a) "Open Command Window Here" for ms windows
> Source: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx
> This PowerToy adds an "Open Command Window Here" context menu option on file system folders,
> giving you a quick way to open a command window (cmd.exe) pointing at the selected folder.
> b) The application that I am developing: TreeSize for Unix http://treesize.sf.net ( it currently
> uses xterm to open terminals )
> This is a feature that the beginner user would never use, but the power user would love.
> Of course I could just keep opening xterm forever, but it would be much more confortable for the
> user if his prefered terminal was opened.
> Marcos Diez

Yes, I agree. It would be very convenient if applications (say, IDEs or 
other developer tools) can launch a terminal at a specific directory. 
That saves you at least the hassle of having to re-enter the directory path.

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