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Open file from command line in Mac not working [message #754962] Sat, 05 November 2011 21:31
Matt Taylor is currently offline Matt TaylorFriend
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Registered: April 2011
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Goal: From the command line open a file in eclipse.

Environment:

OSX 10.7
Eclipse Indigo Java EE bundle (3.7.1)

Expectation:

1. cd to directory eclipse is installed from.
2. run:
./eclipse --launcher.openFile notice.html
3. Eclipse opens with the file 'notice.html' open/editable

What happens:

Eclipse opens but the file isn't loaded. Sad

I explicitly want to do this from the command line, I'm NOT interested in opening the file via Finder->Open With->Choose Eclipse.app

Here is an article that seems to indicate that I should be able to do this:
aniefer.blogspot.com/2010/05/opening-files-in-eclipse-from-command.html


If there is another way to communicate with an already open eclipse to open a file that would be acceptable as well.

Eventually I'd like to use:

open //path-to-Eclipse.app --args --launcher.openFile //path-to-file

...to communicate my desire for the file to open in the current instance of the running eclipse.

But for now I'm just trying to see if there is ANY way to open a file

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks in advance for any help/pointers Smile
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