[mythtv] A little Mac OS X help needed

Jeremiah Morris jm at whpress.com
Thu Sep 9 17:17:54 EDT 2004

On 9 Sep 2004, at 4:15 PM, Joseph A. Caputo wrote:

> However, I have a question:  does anyone know offhand how I can see
> terminal output from mythfrontend?  If I launch it from a terminal
> using "open /usr/local/bin/mythfrontend.app", it seems to launch
> everything in the background, and I don't get to see the error
> messages.

On OS X, most .app "files" are packages, which is just a directory with 
a special structure.  You can use "Show Package Contents" from the 
Finder contextual menu, or cd into them using Terminal.  The actual 
binary is buried inside; to run it UNIX-style, type:

 > /usr/local/bin/mythfrontend.app/Contents/MacOS/mythfrontend

This will allow you to see the output and pass command-line arguments.

- Jeremiah

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