Launch Does Everything Open (apple's Command-line Launching Program) Does, And:
opens URLs, directly or in your preferred helper application
lets you specify applications by their four-character creator (e.g. 'ToyS') or Java-style bundle ID (e.g. com.apple.scripteditor), both of which allow you to move or rename an application without changing references to it
asks applications to print documents, something the OS X Finder doesn't let you do any more
launches applications in the background
launches Carbon applications in Classic
reports errors intelligibly
shows information about any item on disk, including its file type, creator, data and resource fork sizes, dates and bundle ID (where applicable).
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History updates (Complete changelogs since the listing on this site)
--o: pass command-line arguments (still broken)
-display content type ID (UTI)
-display architecture of Mach-O files
-switched to new LSOpen APIs (now requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later)
-switched to new date formatting APIs (the old ones are deprecated)
-for compatibility with open, take app path as argument to -a
-Universal Binary, compatible with Intel Macs
Predicted future versions and notices:
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