|GOPEN(1)||GNUstep System Manual||GOPEN(1)|
gopen - open files
gopen [-a application] [-o] [-p] [-NXHost hostname] [filename]
The gopen command allows you open a file (or directory) as if you had double clicked the object's icon.
It is possible to specify one or more filenames which are interpreted relative to the current working directory.
By default, gopen will open filename with the application currently assigned to the file's extension. But by specifying the -a flag on the command line you can tell gopen to open the file with another application.
You can also directly print a file without ( -p ) or with ( -p -o ) opening it.
As with most other GNUstep software, it is easily possible to attach the process to a remote window server using the -NXHost flag.
Open all files with a .txt extension in the current directory:
To open a source file in CodeEditor (instead of the current default application), type:
gopen -a CodeEditor MySourceFile.m
To print the .plan file in your home folder, use the -p flag:
gopen -p ~/.plan
Using the -a application argument, gopen
allows you to open any kind of file with any application you want. This
does, however, not work with applications employing the NSDocument
architecture as they will only receive filenames whose types the application
has registered. To circumvent this limitation, applications may advertise
their ability to open all kinds of files through the "*" filetype.
When gopen is used with only the -a application
argument but no filename
present, the application is simply launched without opening a specific file.
gopen was written November 2001.
This manual page was first written July 2003.
gopen was written by Gregory Casamento <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
This man page was written by Martin Brecher <email@example.com>.