"Shell Here" utility for Mac OS X

Developers on Windows tend to find the "Command Prompt Here" utility from the Power Toys collection pretty quickly.  This is a small utility that adds an entry to the normal Explorer context menu that lets you open up a command prompt that's already changed directory to the selected Explorer window.  Very nice if your daily routine includes a mix of navigating via the GUI to get to a point where you want to dig into a bunch of files using command line utilities.

Cygwin users have a similar utility, "Shell Here", which lets a user open a bash (or other) shell supported by Cygwin, again via a context menu.  Again, very nice - even more so, in that you get a full-featured unix shell (bash, csh, ksh, or what have you) instead of a plain Jane windows command prompt.

So... what about Mac users?  I found myself missing this functionality today, went looking... and found the following script:

This lets you add a button to the Finder menu bar that will open a Terminal window in the selected directory.  As an added bonus, it understands Terminal tabs - so an holding down the Apple key when you click on the button opens up a new Terminal tab instead of a new Terminal window.


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