[TxMt] A TextMate command to open an arbitrary PDF file

dzurn daz-macromates at zzzurn.com
Tue Nov 20 16:09:22 UTC 2007

Rob McBroom wrote:
> On Nov 15, 2007, at 11:04 AM, dzurn wrote:
> The `open` command will handle local files just fine without the  
> "file://" protocol specified. This worked for me to open `textmate.pdf`:
>      open "/Users/rob/Documents/Books/textmate"*
> Note that the * wild-card is interpreted by the shell and the result  
> is then passed to `open`. Your shell doesn't see any files named  
> "file://something", so it bails. Basically, the * means nothing to  
> the `open` command and "file://" means nothing to your shell. A plain  
> old file path is something they both understand, which is why the  
> above command works.
> ---
> Rob McBroom
Odd. I couldn't get the open command to work without the file:// protocol.
However, I found that the problem I was having was due to my encoding the
spaces as "%20" in the open command. Once I got rid of the file:// and the
%20 (replaced with spaces) then the * wildcard would work.

Thanks a lot!
Darryl Zurn 
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