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NAME

       openapp - launch applications from the command line

SYNOPSIS

       openapp  [--find] [--debug [--gdb= debuger]] [ --library-combo=library-combo ] application
       [arguments...]

DESCRIPTION

       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.

OPTIONS

       --find application
              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.

       --debug application
              starts  the  application  in  the debugger. By default gdb, but this can be changed
              with the --gdb= argument or through the GDB shell variable.

       --library-combo=library-combo
              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 library combinations.

       --help print above usage description.

EXAMPLES

       Start Ink.app without additional parameters:

       openapp Ink.app

       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:
       /usr/GNUstep/Local/Applications/Ink.app/Ink

ENVIRONMENT

       GNUSTEP_CONFIG_FILE
              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.

SEE ALSO

       debugapp(1), GNUstep(7), gopen(1), library-combo(7), opentool(1)

HISTORY

       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-innovation.com>

AUTHORS

       This   manual   page   was   first   written  July  2003  by  Martin  Brecher  <martin@mb-
       itconsulting.com>.

       Updated with notes from Hubert Chathi <uhoreg@debian.org> and Dennis  Leeuw  <dleeuw@made-
       it.com>, December 2007 by Dennis Leeuw.