On Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 11:04 AM, Gregory Weston <email@hidden> wrote:
> Barrie Green wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I want to write a quick little cocoa app that fires off Safari.
>> Ideally I would like to run the app without it asking me for my
>> password, how could I achieve that?
> Considering that I can think of no common purpose for "launch Safari" that
> doesn't continue with "and show the contents of a designated file or URL"
> I'll point out that the proper way to achieve that goal is NSWorkspace's
> openURL: method. But I'll caution that it doesn't necessarily launch Safari;
> it launches the user's default web browser.
Also note that exec'ing an application and launching it are two very
different things. Running a Mac application via exec is almost never
the right thing to do. Use the appropriate NSWorkspace call (either
openURL: or launchApplication:) and forget about exec.
Clark S. Cox III
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