launch
launch 1.2.2
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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
What's New
Version 1.2.2:
  • Use non-deprecated API for marking files as stationery
  • Display type and creator codes containing null bytes
  • Display ProDOS types if encoded as HFS types
  • Display AppleWorks mixed-case filenames by decoding ProDOS auxiliary types if present
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.8 or later







  • CopyPaste Pro
    +1

  • PTHPasteboard...
    +1

  • TextExpander
    +1

  • NuKit
    +1

  • Shortcuts
    +1
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22soft reviewed on 22 Mar 2014
OK. It wants 10.8 and lets to lauunch Classic?! Super! And you still want it?
[Version 1.2.2]


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Nicholas Riley (developer) commented on 30 Oct 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!
[Version 1.0.1]

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Nicholas Riley (developer) replied on 30 Oct 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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Joel Mueller replied on 31 Oct 2006
Why is your name "macupdate31"?
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Nicholas Riley replied on 31 Oct 2006
Why is your name "macupdate31"?

I think it was automatically generated from the email address I used to register.
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Anonymous reviewed on 18 Apr 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.
[Version 1.0.1]

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Anonymous commented on 19 Apr 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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Downloads:3,756
Version Downloads:115
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:16 Mar 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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).


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