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  • OS X 10.10 or later
    • Developed and tested on macOS 10.14.6.


Version 1.4 -- 2020-04-03

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“newterm” is a command line tool to open a new terminal window of same working directory in Terminal.app.

You may want a new terminal window of which woking directory is same to current working directory. “newterm” can help to avoid to input cd command and a path.

Details of usage are as follows:

  1. Locate “newterm” in the directory which is contained in the enviroment variable “PATH”.
    • e.g. “/usr/local/bin”
  2. Enter “newterm” in a terminal window.
    • A new terminal window will be opened. The working directory is same to the origin.
  3. You can pass a directory to “newterm” command.
    • e.g. “newterm path/to/destination”
  4. You can specify first command in new terminla with “-c” option.
    • e.g. “newterm -c 'ls -l'”

newterm [-c command] [directory]


  • 1.4 -- 2020-04-03
    • Release with English documents.
    • OS X 10.10 or later is required.
    • When “newterm” is executed out of Terminal.app (e.g. Emacs.app, DTerm and so on), Terminal.app will be activated to bring new terminal window to the front.
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  • 1.0 -- 2006-05-22
    • First release