Open file via TextEdit program in Mac OS Terminal
open command doesn’t fulfil this job. So we need to use another command.
We can use
open -a TextEdit filename.ext for example
open -a TextEdit pin.svg. This command will open the file in TextEdit program in Mac OS.
We can use another flag with the
open command to achieve the same goal. The command is
open -e filename so we can use
open -e /Users/mbp/Desktop/work/VectorAndClipart/pin.svg to open the
pin.svg file in the Mac OS graphical text editor TextEdit.
You can simplify the command by creating a shortcut (or alias) for it. Just use
alias textedit="open -a TextEdit" or
alias textedit="open -e", then you can use open the file in TextEdit by this new command
If you are using FISH shell, just create an abbreviation like this
abbr textedit open -e or
abbr textedit open -a TextEdit. Then, you can use
textedit and after clicking on the spacebar the real command will appear, and you complete the command by adding the file name from current directory, or full file path.
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