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One of my favorite things about VS Code is how easy it is to open a new project from the terminal. The application has it built right into their command palette. (I wrote about how to set it up here).
I’ve recently started using GoLand as an IDE. It’s fully featured and particularly good for Golang, which I’m working in more these days. The problem, however, was that I now had years of muscle memory for opening up VS Code from the command line. Did GoLand support this?
Short answer: Yes (on any operating system).
// .zshrc alias goland="open -na \"GoLand.app\" --args "
Then, to use it:
% goland ~/path/to/project
The particularly nice thing about this is that there’s no magic.
This is the pattern you’d use for any application.
On a Mac, your applications are found in the
/Applications directory (two levels above your home directory).
And just like that, we have a way to open any app from the command line!
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