I've been trying to figure out how to run a bash command in a new Max OS X Terminal.app window. As, an example, here's how I would run my command in a new bash process:
bash -c "my command here"
But this reuses the existing terminal window instead of creating a new one. I want something like:
Terminal.app -c "my command here"
But of course this doesn't work. I am aware of the "open -a Terminal.app" command, but I don't see how to forward arguments to the terminal, or even if I did what arguments to use.
one way I can think to do it off the top of my head is to create a .command file and run it like so:
echo echo hello > sayhi.command; chmod +x sayhi.command; open sayhi.command
or use applescript:
osascript -e 'tell application "Terminal" to do script "echo hello"'
although you'll either have to escape a lot of double quotes or not be able to use single quotes
Put the things you want done in a shell-script, like so
#!/bin/bash ls echo "yey!"
And don't forget to '
chmod +x file' to make it executable. Then you can
open -a Terminal.app scriptfile
and it will run in a new window. Add '
bash' at the end of the script to keep the new session from exiting. (Although you might have to figure out how to load the users rc-files and stuff..)