How to ALWAYS Display Terminal for an Application?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by ideal phi, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. ideal phi macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2010
    I'm trying to get the Terminal window to pop up when I run my compiled application which has an OpenGL window. I don't use the terminal for debugging and simply outputting data only, but I use it for inputting data as well. I know I can use "Run->Console" in Xcode, but I don't usually run the program through Xcode. Currently, the only way I can do this is by calling the application to run using a Terminal window which I had to open. I rather click the icon and have both windows, the OpenGL and the Terminal, display.
    Essentially, the opposite of "-mwindows" does in windows.
  2. kainjow Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000
    I don't think there is a way to do this, but could be wrong.

    You could make a shortcut for launching from the Terminal by create a .command file (plain text), and putting the full path of the executable inside it. Then give it proper permissions (I think "chmod 755" will do). Now you have a double-clickable file that will open Terminal and execute the command within it (e.g. your app).
  3. ideal phi thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2010

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