I often need to run multiple copies of an app, like VLC. For this I use the terminal and run a command similar to:
open -n /Applications/VLC.app
How can I create a shortcut with Alfred to run this one command if I type a keyword like
I don't see a feature in Alfred that looks like it will enable that directly (though I might have missed it).
Now Alfred should find that app if you type vlcnew.
If you have the PowerPack, you can create a workflow.
Workflows can run bash scripts in terminal, post notifications etc..
You can also just open Alfred and start with a '>' in front of your query.
More information: https://www.alfredapp.com/help/features/terminal/