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       gopen - open files


       gopen [-a application] [-o] [-p] [-NXHost hostname] [filename]


       The  gopen  command allows you open a file (or directory) as if you had double clicked the
       object's icon.

       It is possible to specify one or more filenames which  are  interpreted  relative  to  the
       current working directory.

       By default, gopen will open filename with the application currently assigned to the file's
       extension. But by specifing the -a flag on the command line you can tell gopen to open the
       file with another application.

       You can also directly print a file without ( -p ) or with ( -p -o ) opening it.

       As  with  most  other  GNUstep  software, it is easily possible to attach the process to a
       remote window server using the -NXHost flag.


       -a application
              use application to open filename

       -o     open filename (may be used in conjunction with -p ).

       -p     print filename instead of opening.

       -NXHost hostname
              attach to remote window server on hostname


       Open all files with a .txt extension in the current directory:

       gopen *.txt

       To open a source file in CodeEditor (instead of the current default application), type:

       gopen -a CodeEditor MySourceFile.m

       To print the .plan file in your home folder, use the -p flag:

       gopen -p ~/.plan


       Using the -a application argument, gopen allows you to open any  kind  of  file  with  any
       application  you  want.  This  does,  however,  not  work  with applications employing the
       NSDocument architecture as they will only receive filenames whose  types  the  application
       has  registered.   To circumvent this limitation, applications may advertise their ability
       to open all kinds of files through the "*" filetype.  When gopen is used with only the  -a
       application argument but no filename
        present, the application is simply launched without opening a specific file.


       GNUstep(7), openapp(1)


       gopen was written November 2001.

       This manual page was first written July 2003.


       gopen was written by Gregory Casamento <>.

       This man page was written by Martin Brecher <>.