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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

       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


       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   <martin@mb->.