Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
Whether you’ve found a file through searching for it in the Terminal, or just want to open a document in a native Mac application for editing, then the open command is for you. This command will automatically open your files with a default Mac app that can handle the file type it’s associated with. This means that you don’t have to tinker with learning a new Terminal program to quickly edit your files, if you choose.
If you really want to get the most out of your Mac, third-party utilities such as Default Folder X can make that happen. And if you happen to be running OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2, you definitely need their latest update.