I can open a url specifying 'chrome browser' from terminal

open -a 'Google chrome' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

How to open it in an incognito mode?

Use something like:

open -a "Google Chrome" --args --incognito "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page"

Google Chrome accepts --incognito as a command-line option. To pass that option to the application via open, specify it after the --args flag.

  • what is -a for? – Koray Tugay Nov 21 '17 at 19:48
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    The argument to -a specifies the application to open. You can check the man page for open (via man open) for all the options. – vykor Nov 21 '17 at 21:38
  • This just opens Chrome in "regular" mode for me – Dani Springer Jun 3 at 15:47

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