Running shell scripts from Finder

Clicking on shell scripts in Finder does not run them, but most probably open them for edit.

Setting the execute flag and changing the extension to *.command informs the Finder to run the script in a Terminal window. On script completion the terminal window needs to be manually closed.

A similar effect can be obtained by manually setting the property Open With: Terminal.app for the given script.

About Liviu Ionescu (ilg)
Hi! My name is Liviu Ionescu (ilg, ilegeul or eunete for colleagues and friends) and I’m a senior IT engineer. Or should I say a real programmer?

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