Starting an Apple application with a startup switch

Posted on 2011-04-22
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Last Modified: 2013-12-06
I need to start an application:

 "/Applications/Adobe ColdFusion Builder 2 Beta/CFBuilder.app/Contents/MacOS/CFBuilder" -clean

I tried from terminal but I am not certain how to call it.  
How/where do I call the above command in Apple OS X 10.6.7?
In windows i could call similar start switches from the 'run' command prompt.
Question by:rlafleur
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roylong earned 2000 total points
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What you have type above should be sufficient in the terminal, have you double checked the app is specified in the correct path?

-- try this::

sudo "Applications... ...CF Builder" -clean

Type your administrator account password when prompted. [if you have the root user active, type this password when prompted]

You could also navigate to that directory, confirm the app is there and type ::

sudo "CF Builder" -clean

If you want to launch this from an icon then you could get it working from the Terminal; then create an Automator task/application to run the terminal command.

Author Comment

ID: 35461617
This worked.  I tried to do open  "/Applications/Adobe ColdFusion Builder 2 Beta/CFBuilder.app/Contents/MacOS/CFBuilder" -clean

sudo was the command i needed.
Thank you.

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ID: 35461626
Perfect.  sudo was the command I needed rather than open

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