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       openapp - launch applications from the command line


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


       The openapp command allows you to launch graphical GNUstep applications from  the  command

       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 variable.

              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 <>  and  is  now
       maintained by Nicola Pero <>


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

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