How to Open an App from Anywhere on Mac Command Line
Many engineers like myself live in the command line, and perform actions from command line that most others would click an icon for. I’ve always found opening apps from command line on Macs painful. You need to references the
Applications directory, add
.app to the name, etc. I just want to open apps by name.
To open an app from any directory by its simple name, you can use the
-a argument to
open -a Cyberduck # Works regardless of case as well open -a CyBeRdUcK
-a for a command like
open. Being able to open any app by name is exactly what I want!
Conquering Impostor Syndrome
Two years ago I documented my struggles with Imposter Syndrome and the response was immense. I received messages of support and commiseration from new web developers, veteran engineers, and even persons of all experience levels in other professions. I’ve even caught myself reading the post…
5 HTML5 APIs You Didn’t Know Existed
When you say or read “HTML5”, you half expect exotic dancers and unicorns to walk into the room to the tune of “I’m Sexy and I Know It.” Can you blame us though? We watched the fundamental APIs stagnate for so long that a basic feature…
Create a Simple Slideshow Using MooTools
One excellent way to add dynamism to any website is to implement a slideshow featuring images or sliding content. Of course there are numerous slideshow plugins available but many of them can be overkill if you want to do simple slideshow without controls or events.