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openapp - launch applications from the command line
openapp [--find] [--debug [--gdb= debuger]] [ --library-combo=library-
combo ] application [arguments...]
The openapp command allows you to launch graphical GNUstep applications
from the command line.
application is the complete or relative name of the application program
with or without the .app extension, like Ink.app.
arguments are the arguments passed to the application.
openapp first checks whether the application is in the current working
directory. If not then searches the GNUstep domains’ Applications
folders in the following order: User (i.e. ~/GNUstep/Applications),
Local, Network, System. First match wins.
will print out the full path of the application executable which
would be executed, without actually executing it. It will also
list all paths that are attempted.
starts the application in the debugger. By default gdb, but this
can be changed with the --gdb= argument or through the GDB shell
Starts the application with the specified library combo. This is
a rarely used option in a non-flattened setup. See the library-
combo(7) man-page for more information about the different
--help print above usage description.
Start Ink.app without additional parameters:
Launch Ink.app and pass it the --debug argument:
openapp --debug Ink.app
To determine which executable is launched by openapp, type:
openapp --find Ink.app
The output of the above command might be something like:
is used to determine where the GNUstep.sh configuration file is
located. If the variable is not set openapp tries to locate it
in the folder where openapp was started, then in the user
domain, and as a last resort in the system domain (or actually
the place you configured (--with-config-file=) during building).
GDB Sets the debugger to use when --debug is used.
debugapp(1), GNUstep(7), gopen(1), library-combo(7), opentool(1)
Work on openapp started October 1997.
openapp was originally written by Ovidiu Predescu <ovidiu@net-
community.com> and is now maintained by Nicola Pero <nicola.pero@meta-
This manual page was first written July 2003 by Martin Brecher
Updated with notes from Hubert Chathi <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Dennis
Leeuw <email@example.com>, December 2007 by Dennis Leeuw.