Opening Chrome via Terminal window using command-line interface on Mac OS

Here is a quick post about opening Chrome browser in terminal window using command-line. You may be wondering why you need this. This is very useful if you want to open a bunch of tabs in Chrome and pre-load them with your favorite URLs. Yes, this is for the Mac OS techies out there.

This is what you need to type in the terminal window:

/usr/bin/open -n "/Applications/Google Chrome.app" --args 'http://www.google.com'

I am not sure if you need the same thing but I am often have a need to pre-load a YouTube video to a specific time within that video. Here is how you can do this:

(1)

Let’s assume that the link for the YouTube video is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49YvbcqjEiA

(2)

In order to position the video to a specific time position, you just need to append the following to that URL: &t=1m44s

(3)

Then you get the following links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49YvbcqjEiA&t=1m44s

This will position the video to 1 minute and 44 seconds.

(4)

Here is how you would do it in command-line in the Terminal window:

/usr/bin/open -n "/Applications/Google Chrome.app" --args 'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49YvbcqjEiA&t=1m44s'

Thank you for reading.

Almir Mustafic

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