Sometimes I like to open up a text file in a robust gui text editor on my mac while I am working in the terminal. Navigating to the same location in finder and then opening the file is just a pain. So after a little googling I discovered the
open command. Here’s an example of when I need to edit my known_hosts file.
sudo open -a TextWrangler /Users/myuser/.ssh/known_hosts
This example used the
-a switch to specify a specific application to open the file with. You can also let MacOS use the default app instead.