I am working on Terminal and attempt to create a New one with commands

$  open -a terminal

No feedbacks from the command

$ open -an terminal
The file ~/terminal does not exist.

How to accomplish it?


You have to separate the options and favor -n:

open -n -a terminal

This creates a 2nd Terminal instance!

If you add another option -F (fresh) you won't see any old/restored sessions:

open -n -F -a terminal
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  • interesting, this appears to launch another instance of Terminal.app as compared to using cmd+n from an active instance, i.e. just opening another console window. The former can be scrolled through with cmd+TAB and the latter cmd+~ – Mr. Kennedy Nov 16 '17 at 2:22

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