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better way to launch TextEdit from the terminal
Authored by: vonleigh on Nov 27, '04 05:24:23AM

It doesn't seem terribly odd when you think about it. Sudo performs the command following it with escalated privileges, therefore what's getting run as sudo is the open command.

However the open command doesn't really care if it's root or not, so it just goes about it's business opening the application.

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