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How to launch the application (such as the ones with the .app suffix) from the command line

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In Mac, how do you execute an application from the command line? For example, in Finder -> Applications, I see my Microsoft Office 2008 applications, but there is no .sh file associated with them. Now I can only the WORD by double clicking the WORD app icon in Finder -> Applications; I wonder if there is a way to launch the application from command line (just like I can do so in Windows by typing the WORD.exe in command line)?

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Of course you can ...

The OPEN command does it .. read this article
http://osxdaily.com/2007/02/01/how-to-launch-gui-applications-from-the-terminal/
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