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Old 07-01-2001
Question Mac OSX question

Hi.

Is it possible to execute a Cocoa (or Carbon or eaven a classic) program for mac OSX in the terminal window?

OSX finder can sometimes be so busy that it wont respond for several minutes, ie if you are uploading a very big file/files to a afp server. Then it would have been nice to start an app through the terminal instead of waiting for the finder.

brg nicke
Smilie
# 2  
Old 07-01-2001
Yes, both. I've executed Carbon and Classic programs in an OS X terminal window. When a Classic (OS 9) program is started, it invokes the Classic environment (if not already running).

There is a previous thread on MAC OS X that discusses many of these architectural issues, BTW.
# 3  
Old 07-01-2001
Sounds really great, but how to do?
I have tried several things but all I get is error messages. I have also searched on this site but I have not been able to find out how to start an application.

Can you help me how to start Chess for example?
Smilie
# 4  
Old 07-01-2001
Please post the entire error message.
# 5  
Old 07-01-2001
Aaaahhh....


Geee.... it was to easy, I tried the wrong command, It worked nice with:

[localhost:/Applications] nicke% open Chess.app/

Thanx.

Strange, I have a very nice and colorful Aqua interface, but somehow it is more intresting to start applications through the Terminal. :-)

nicke

Smilie
# 6  
Old 07-03-2001
Question

Hi,

Does anybody know how to bring up a list of available commands for use in the Mac OS X terminal application ? Or even better: are there any sites or documents explaining these command functions ?

# 7  
Old 07-04-2001
commands in Terminal

Rather soon there will be a program called "GMAN" and ther you will hopfully se all commands and manuals in the same window.

more info at:
http://g-utilities.com/gman.html

 

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