Open the Finder, on the Menu bar, select View, then click “Show Path Bar” to enable a graphical representation of your folder path. See below for a screenshot of the Path Bar.
Here’s my Path Bar. I’m in /balrog0/Users/Shared
If you’re used to working in the Terminal…then you know that know which path you’re in is pretty important; there’s nothing like doing rm -Rf *.* in the wrong directory. Anyway, if you want to see the UNIX path in the Finder, do the following:
Open Terminal and type or paste the following and hit enter:
defaults write com.apple.finder _FXShowPosixPathInTitle -bool YES
Restart the Finder or restart your computer. To restart the Finder, press the following key combo:
Cmd option Esc. This will bring up the Application Kill window. Select the Finder, click restart.
For the UNIX/LInux geeks, just do:
ps aux | grep Finder
find the process ID and…
sudo kill -9 <process id>
The Finder will automatically restart.
After performing either of the aforementioned methods for killing the Finder, open a new Finder window (if one does not open automagically).
Look at the top of the window and you will notice the UNIX path in the title. /balrog0/Users/Shared is shown in the screenshot below.