I use org-mode and I often copy-paste path in a note file. Is it possible to have link or similar so it open a new terminal and go directly in the location indicated by the path.

I don't know much about elisp, but will be happy to learn a bit from this (maybe not so simple) exemple.

Thanks !

  • Is it important that the file be opened in a new terminal? File links open the file in Emacs itself - is that not acceptable?
    – NickD
    Jul 27 at 21:04

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See this on how to extend org links. Depending on the OS you are on, you'll need to figure out how to open a file / dir link in a terminal. On OSX, for example, you can do a 'open -a Terminal $HOME/Documents'.

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