Create Your Own CopyPath

Here's how you can create your own little utility for copying the absolute POSIX path of any item selected in the Finder. Cooking time: 3 minutes, tops.

Create Your own CopyPath

  • Open /Applications/Automator, create a new Service
  • "Service receives selected files or folders in Finder
  • Add a "Run AppleScript" action:

on run {input, parameters} set the clipboard to (posix path of input) end run

  • Save as Copy Path (or whatever you like)
  • Open Systerm Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts
  • Add a new one > Application: Finder, Menu Title: Copy Path (or whatever you saved it as), shortcut Ctrl-Cmd-C (or whataver you like)

Create Your own CopyPath