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

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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Eoin OSullivanConsultantCommented:
Of course you can ...

The OPEN command does it .. read this article
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