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Opening Chrome From the OSX Terminal

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Have you ever wanted to open an HTML file in Chrome, directly from the OSX terminal? I have. Here’s how to do it:

  • Open ~/.bash_profile in your editor of choice.
  • Append this to the bottom of your ~/.bash_profile:
  chrome () {
    open -a "/Applications/Google\\ Chrome" "$1"
  • Save and close the file.
  • Run source ~/.bash_profile from the terminal to reload it.
  • Enjoy being able to type things like chrome index.html from the terminal.