open -a <AppName.app>
is not working on one of my Yosemite based macbooks. The other one - also with Yosemite - works fine.
open -a TextEdit.app ~/out (just hangs )
I have also tried other apps - to make sure the problem were not specifically with TextEdit. Nothing works. Also I am able to use Finder to open apps with TextEdit.
AFA the app's attempted: let us look at a simple built-in one:
$open -a TextEdit.app ~/out
Note that "open" has not been disturbed in any way: it is the one shipped with the MacBook
12:23:07/Applications $which open /usr/bin/open ls -lrta $(which open) -rwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 92912 Sep 12 2014 /usr/bin/open