Opening a .app from the command line

On OS X, you can easily open a .app from the command line by typing: 'open /Applications/', where the arg is the location of your file.

This has been a public service announcement, after discovering that neither jilldaw nor sbp knew how to do it! .

The application is typically contained in, but that's not universal: mplayer is sometimes packaged such that the actual binary is in , and you can't even tab complete the last step! I've never understood why that is, but I guess mplayer is probably non-trivial to package and put a frontend on at the same time.

That is all.

* Posted by crschmidt on at 2006-11-19 13:19:30 UTC.
Christopher Schmidt, and other various and sundry characters.
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