Shell argv

Mark Waddingham mark at
Mon May 8 12:56:26 EDT 2017

On 2017-05-07 03:46, JB via use-livecode wrote:
> To use a shell command it needs to work from
> the terminal.  I am using OS X  10.11.6 and if
> I try to open a Xcode c build named my_file I
> type in the terminal,
> open my_file
> and the file my_file will open.

What is 'my_file'?

The terminal command 'open' looks at the filename, works out what app it 
should be opened by and then launches the file in that app.

For example:

   open foo.c

Will open 'foo.c' (as a editable text file) in Xcode on my machine.

The '--args' portion of the open command allows you to pass extra 
arguments to the application which is chosen to open the file.

> The argument never gets passed.  Does anyone
> know how to pass arguments to argv from the
> terminal when open a file so I can use the script
> from a shell command?

What exactly are you trying to do?

Warmest Regards,


Mark Waddingham ~ mark at ~
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