I want to launch an application via Finder in a current Mac OS X. I want to enable some logging modules, which can be set by export NAME=etc on the console, but I want to include them in the Finder-launch.

Is this possible?

  • I don't know why this got down-voted, it's a perfectly reasonable question. What kind of application are you trying to launch? Is it a GUI app, or command line app? – sansSpoon Feb 12 '18 at 3:14
  • Hi, it's about a GUI app. I did not know that this question was down-voted. Where do you see this? – jdoe Feb 13 '18 at 19:12
  • It was at -1, now back to 0. As far as I know you can't do what your asking for a GUI app launched by the finder. Any environment variables set would be used in the terminal (shell) session only. However have a look at man open. open has an --args parameter that might be of use. I haven't tried this though. – sansSpoon Feb 15 '18 at 3:20

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