[PD] multiple instances of pd on os-x

IOhannes m zmoelnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Mon Jan 28 13:07:19 CET 2008

Steffen Juul wrote:
> Well... it's kind of weird. And I'm no Mac expert. But to try to answer 
> the question...

> Yes. Running "% open /Applications/Pd-0.41-0.app" twice wont start two 
> instances of Pd.

i guess i meant that (the one who has the problem just told me that he 
used "open" to run the application, and i was not sure whether you have 
to append the .app suffix or not...anyhow

> No. Running "% /Applications/Pd-0.41-0.app/Contents/MacOS/Pd" wont work. 
> It starts the GUI but doesn't so called 'work right'.

i always wondered what the Contents/MacOS/Pd really was...so i guess it 
is a wrapper around the GUI part.

> Yes. Running % /Applications/Pd-0.41-0.app/Contents/Ressources/bin/pd" 
> twice will start two instances of Pd.
> No. Those two are not equivalent.

thanks for clarification.

> What i've done is, that i've made an alias i .profile that points to 
> "/Applications/Pd-0.41-0.app/Contents/Resources/bin/pd". It respects 
> some of the startup flags, but sadly not "-open file.pd".

where do i put the .profile? i am really no expert here...


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