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Solved: Aliases

Discussion in 'Apple Mac' started by Mailleweaver, Jan 12, 2011.

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  1. Mailleweaver

    Mailleweaver Thread Starter

    Jul 5, 2008
    Is there a way to make an alias point to multiple files/applications?
    In Windows shortcuts, I could edit the "target" field to add targets and command line options. I can't find any such way to edit Mac aliases, though.
  2. Ent

    Ent Trusted Advisor

    Apr 11, 2009
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    I don't use a Mac, but I do have one suggestion. You can create a bash script to run any commands you want, including running any programs, when double clicked. If necessary (i.e if you can't just put the shell script in the right place) you could then create an alias to point to that script, and it should theoretically run all the programs specified.
    In Windows I'd do similar things with batch files.
  3. namenotfound


    Apr 30, 2005
    You can change what app an alias points to, but I don't believe you can select multiple ones.
    To change which app it points to, click on it then press Command+i to bring up the information panel and change the target app there.
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