I want to create command in terminal that would allow me to use
and have the the given file open in Google Chrome.
How can I get this working?
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You can use the open command with the
-a flag to open a file or location in Chrome:
open -a "Google Chrome" index.html
This also works with URLs, i.e.
open -a "Google Chrome" http://www.apple.com.
I found this way more beautiful:
~/.bash_profilefile and add the following line
alias chrome="open -a 'Google Chrome'"
source ~/.bash_profileor open a new window in Terminal.
You can now open the file, file.html, by running:
chrome file.html on the command line.
When using this from a script or some automation tool I prefer to alias to the complete binary so I have access to all the command line options, (like
alias chrome="/Applications/Google\ Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS/Google\ Chrome" chrome --version chrome -open index.html
Then if you want to have this alias permanently you can add it to your
.bash_profile manually or using this little snippet:
echo "alias chrome=\"/Applications/Google\ Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS/Google\ Chrome"\" >> ~/.bash_profile