|May 21, 2006, 05:35 PM||#1|
Forgive me for my stupidity...
But how does one from the terminal command line interface LAUNCH A APPLICATION!??!?
I type the name and it doesn't like that... I'm looking in my o'reilly book and it's also not helpful so far...
Anyone know how? seems pretty simple thing to do... I know how to kill and app but not how to "open" one
|May 21, 2006, 08:50 PM||#4|
The more detailed answer is that most "commands" you enter at the command line, such as "open", "tar", "zip", "ls" are all executable programs.
An OS X application like Safari or DiskUtility are not executables. Instead, they are actually a folder that contains a specific structure and set of files inside the folder. The actual executable is stored in the Safari.app/Contents/MacOS/ folder. For DiskUtility, the actual executable is /Applications/Utilities/DiskUtility.app/Contents/MacOS/Disk Utility. You can run this executable directly, but the cleaner way is to use the "open" command.
|Thread Tools||Search this Thread|
|thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|General: FIX "Error opening terminal: xterm-256color" for Terminal Commands (e.g., "top") iOS7||thelatinist||Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks||9||Jan 10, 2014 07:46 PM|
|Terminal terminal-ology||geohump||Mac Applications and Mac App Store||0||May 17, 2013 12:40 PM|
|General: A better terminal?||CodeBreaker||Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks||7||Mar 1, 2013 08:21 AM|
|Terminal Help Please!||Rynwar79||OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion||1||Nov 21, 2012 11:14 AM|
|Terminal?||thrill4rishabh||Mac OS X 10.7 Lion||4||Jul 18, 2012 09:40 AM|
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:08 AM.