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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Aug 10, 2007
    running apps from terminal
    Hey, what do I have to do to run applications from the terminal? I think the way to do it is using symbolic links, but I'm not sure exactly how to proceed. My understanding is that you do something like (pseudo-code):

    ln -s full/path/to/application desiredCallName

    (When I tried this with the app TextEdit, I tried typing TextEdit from my home directory but it said it was a folder).

    Thanks for the help.

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Oct 07, 2005
    MBP CD 1.83/2ghz/7200 100g + Mini 2ghz C2D 2gb + Mini 1.42ghz G4 + PM 7200/120 + Newton OMP
    In this case, you'd simply type:

    open /Applications/

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Aug 20, 2007
    It might have treated it as a folder because it kind of is. If you "right click" on any application you'll get "Show Folder Contents" which will open up the different things that make up the program. Djames is right. By adding the .app on it it understands it has to perform what the contents of that folder say and not just open them individually.

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Sep 23, 2007
    ignore this... it's not really here

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