Did you know you can open applications directly from the command line in Terminal? The command is
To open a url in the browser from the command line, use
You don’t need quotes around the url. This will use the default browser on your machine.
will open the Applications folder in Finder.
To open a specific application, use the path to that application followed by the
(Airdroid is a great application for transmitting files from your computer to phone wirelessly.)
If you want to open Sublime Text from the terminal, you can use the command
Will open the current directory in Sublime Text.
If you’re writing a ruby script, use these commands instead:
system("open", "/Applications/Adobe\ Illustrator\ CS6/Adobe\ Illustrator.app")
I love using the command line like a ninja, but its also really annoying when you don’t know the exact right command or option. I was trying to delete a directory the other day, and kept getting the annoying error “Directory not empty”
So here is how to fix it. I found the answer here, as I will outline below.
Use the ‘-R’ option with the ‘rm’ command to delete an empty directory. If the directory has relatively few files, I recommend using the ‘-i’ flag, as that will ask you to confirm each file to delete. See the screenshots below for an example:
Hope you found this useful!