launch
launch
1.2.3

0.5

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launch

1.2.3
30 July 2015

Command-line launcher.

Overview

launch does everything open (Apple's command-line launching program) does, and:
  • opens URLs, directly or in your preferred helper application
  • lets you specify applications by their four-character creator (e.g. 'ToyS') or Java-style bundle ID (e.g. com.apple.scripteditor), both of which allow you to move or rename an application without changing references to it
  • asks applications to print documents, something the OS X Finder doesn't let you do any more
  • launches applications in the background
  • launches Carbon applications in Classic
  • reports errors intelligibly
  • shows information about any item on disk, including its file type, creator, data and resource fork sizes, dates and bundle ID (where applicable).

What's new in launch

Version 1.2.3:

Note: Now requires a 64-bit Intel processor

  • Display display names for bundles
  • Display localized file sizes which match Mac OS X 10.6 and later (base 10) also now uses EB for larger-than-TB units
  • Display localized numbers (with grouping separators if applicable)
  • 64-bit Intel binary, built for OS X 10.8 and later (tested on 10.8.5, 10.9.5, and 10.10.4)

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3 launch Reviews

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Anonymous
19 April 2005

Most helpful

I believe that there's already a third party program called Launch on the OS X platform. This clearly is a duplication. I'd think the author should review.
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Version 1.0.1
22soft
22 March 2014
OK. It wants 10.8 and lets to lauunch Classic?! Super! And you still want it?
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Version 1.2.2
Nicholas-Riley
30 October 2006
Actually, the Launch! guy got me beat by a few months; he released his product in April 2001, whereas I didn't start working on launch until August 2001. I don't think there was ever much potential for confusion as this one had a lowercase l, no exclamation point, and was command line instead of GUI. In any case, Launch!
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Version 1.0.1
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Nicholas-Riley
Nicholas-Riley
30 October 2006
...oops, sorry, that got cut off. Here's the correct comment: Actually, the Launch! guy got me beat by a few months; he released his product in April 2001, whereas I didn't start working on launch until August 2001. I don't think there was ever much potential for confusion as this one had a lowercase l, no exclamation point, and was command line instead of GUI. In any case, Launch! is no more, and I can't believe launch is already five years old! Enjoy version 1.1.
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Version 1.0.1
J-Mueller-MacUpdate
J-Mueller-MacUpdate
31 October 2006
Why is your name "macupdate31"?
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Version 1.1
Nicholas-Riley
Nicholas-Riley
31 October 2006
Why is your name "macupdate31"? I think it was automatically generated from the email address I used to register.
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Version 1.1
Anonymous
19 April 2005
I believe that there's already a third party program called Launch on the OS X platform. This clearly is a duplication. I'd think the author should review.
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Version 1.0.1
1 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
19 April 2005
it's likely the author of the other Launch is the one that needs to review, as this has been around for ~5 years now.
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Version 1.0.1
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later
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