How to open a terminal via intellij in the selected folder

I want to right click on a file in intellij and open the terminal there in mac. I tried 'External Tools' but doesn't open the terminal in the selected directory even though I set $FileDir$ as the working directory of that tool

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Working directory is the process property, it doesn't translate to the default directory of the Terminal application.

You need to pass a command to the Terminal process, something like "cd $FileDir$". It appears that you would need to use AppleScript for that, see .

If you find a way to open Terminal in certain location from another Terminal window command, you can do the same from the External Tool, so the question becomes OS specific, not IDE specific.


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