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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

       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.


       --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

              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.


       Start without additional parameters:


       Launch and pass it the --debug argument:

       openapp --debug

       To determine which executable is launched by openapp, type:

       openapp --find

       The  output  of  the   above   command   might   be   something   like:


              is  used to determine where the 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-> 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  <>  and  Dennis
       Leeuw <>, December 2007 by Dennis Leeuw.