How to run installed apps from the command line

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Cue, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. Cue macrumors regular

    Mar 10, 2005
    Edinburgh, UK
    I'm curious as to how I can run applications that I put in the "Applications" folder from the console.

    Did a rough search, couldn't find anything on the subject.

  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    The easy way is to use the built-in open command. man open for details.

    open -a "Adobe Photoshop CS2" will run the app.

    open -a "Adobe Photoshop CS2" meow.psd will run PS and open your file for editing.

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