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Operating Systems OS X (Apple) How do I choose the application when opening a file in UNIX?
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Old 10-26-2006
How do I choose the application when opening a file in UNIX?

If I have a file in OSX (e.g. a pdf), I can choose how to open it i.e. with the "open with..." command from the 'right click menu'.

Sometimes a pdf is garbled in OSX Preview so I need to open it in Adobe Acrobat.

How do I choose the application when opening a file in UNIX?
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Old 10-26-2006
the man page for the open command indicates-> open -a applicationname

Depending on which applications, you may need to provide the path to the application's actual executible, but:

Code:
open -a "Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional.app" /Users/USERNAME/PATH_TO/SOME.pdf

works for me.

(substitute the appropriate information in place of the ALLCAPS words Smilie )

Terminal lets you drag an item from the desktop to the open terminal window to enter it's path.

read the man pages for things. their very helpful.
in this case-> man open
brings up the man page for the open command. Smilie
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Old 10-27-2006
Computer That's exactly what i was looking for!

Thanks. Smilie

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