How can I open a directory which I am currently working on from terminal in nautilus file manager?

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    Don't. Your question contains the term present working directory. The other does not contain that terminology (if uses current). If we keep the question, people searching on pwd will be redirected via this question to the other question.
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    Mar 15, 2013 at 7:16
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    As @Private says, we generally keep duplicates. We handle them by closing them. When a question is closed as a duplicate of another question, it is made to point clearly to that other question. For more details, you may want to see this blog post. Mar 15, 2013 at 7:31

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nautilus works as

nautilus [options] URIs...

Now, to open pwd in nautilus, we can do

nautilus ./


nautilus . 

There is no need to add more than the .

You could make this an alias: alias n="nautilus ." and then you can just type n in the commandline to open the cwd in nautilus.

This is a duplicate. Please see How to open Nautilus at current command line directory?.

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