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 )
As with most other GNUstep software, it is easily possible to attach
the process to a remote window server using the -NXHost flag.
use application to open filename
-o open filename (may be used in conjunction with -p ).
-p print filename instead of opening.
attach to remote window server on hostname
Open all files with a .txt extension in the current directory:
To open a source file in CodeEditor (instead of the current default
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
gopen was written November 2001.
This manual page was first written July 2003.
gopen was written by Gregory Casamento <email@example.com>.
This man page was written by Martin Brecher <martin@mb-