[PD] multiple instances of pd on os-x

Steffen Juul stffn at dibidut.dk
Mon Jan 28 13:28:03 CET 2008

On 28/01/2008, at 13.07, IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:

> 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"

Ah. Well maybe "open" can do something, i don't know much about it.  
Basically it just open file/folders in the default app associated  
with the type. Like clicking icons. So one would normally run "open  
somefile.extention". Apple has the manpage online:


>> 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...

In $HOME. As soon as you open Terminal you should feel somewhat at  
home. I think Terminal use BASH as the default shell.

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