Something equivalent to Windows' "cmd prompt here", that will open a gnome-terminal on a specific folder?
There is a nautilus (gnome's file manager) extension for that:
That is the package for debian. You should look in the repository of your distribution for a similar package.
If you are using Nautilus as your 'File Browser', it is as simple as a few entries in
nautilus-actions GUI... Any 'actions' you create are available via a right-click of the mouse, and also via the Nautilus Toolbar if you wish (and I think also via the menu).
- ..Command: gnome-terminal
- Parameters: --window --maximize --working-directory=%d
- and a couple of other equally easy options.
You can get Nautilus Actions* via the command:
sudo apt-get install nautilus-actions
When you have installed it, run
nautilus-actions-config-tool (to get started)
... and you can use Nautilus for much more than just this script...
In the absense of an installed extension, you can drag the icon for a folder to Gnome Terminal or Konsole and it will expand to the single quoted path. First type
cd followed by a space, then drag the icon over and press enter. And naturally, you can use this with other commands like mv, cp, etc. I think Konsole might actually pop-up with a menu asking whether you want just the path or the full cd command saving some typing.