Here is a shortcut for starting apps from the console in OS X.
- Create a shell script named “o”, as in a lowercase letter ‘o’.
- Chmod 755.
- Put it in your path.
- Put this in it:
#!/bin/sh open /Applications/$1*
So then you can start Emacs with the command
o Aq instead of
open /Applications/Aquamacs Emacs.app/ and Firefox with
o Fire rather than