I installed (using make...) a very interesting text editor called "aoeui" by peter m klausler on my OSx Mojave 10.14 https://sites.google.com/site/aoeuiandasdfg/

I can start it in the terminal with "open aoeui" and work with it. However, I can't open existing text files as said in the man page by typing "aoeui (file)".

Typing "open aoeui [file]" starts aoeui AND opens bbedit to display the [file].

Is my installation missing something that I could call the app by only typing the app's name in the command line? (Same happened with other installations, like "wordgrinder" app.)?

  • In which folder does the aoeui binary reside? Is that folder in your PATH?
    – Panki
    Jul 19 '19 at 8:32
  • Does open aoeui --args file work? Jul 19 '19 at 8:51
  • If you want aoeui to be the default application, you'll have to use Finder to set that. Right-click the file, Open With -> Other..., choose your application and select "Always Open With" Jul 19 '19 at 12:42
  • @Panki: The aoeui is at the moment in "Downloads" (where I did the build). It seems to be a "stand-alone" unix executable file. However, the README says: "To build, edit first few lines of the Makefile to reflect your system." <- I am not sure what this means.
    – Thomas D
    Jul 19 '19 at 13:28
  • @ Michael Homer: No. Example: $ open aoeui -k notes.txt (-k is for "Disable keyword highlighting) - Results in error message: open: invalid option -- k
    – Thomas D
    Jul 19 '19 at 13:31

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