|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.
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